Mearsheimer, Walt criticize Israel Lobby for leading the charge for attacking Iran and damaging US interests
Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer are invited to Jerusalem to speak on the “Israel Lobby.” (via The Christian Science Monitor)
In the talk, Mearsheimer charged that Israel and the Israel lobby – which he said also included many Christian Zionists and Evangelicals, and therefore was not synonymous with being a “Jewish lobby” – was trying to push America into military action against Iran.
“There is only one country that is putting pressure on the US to attack Iran, and that is Israel,” Mearsheimer said. “AIPAC is pushing hard for an attack on Iran, and no other lobby in America is,” he said, referring to the pro-Israeli lobby group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Irancove @ June 17, 2008