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    • Colin Wright
    • 17.02.07 | 09:51 (IST)

    "Oh no, it is only the JEWS that organize to influence politics...You people are hypocrites!" Speaking for myself and leaving aside the relevance of your examples (I haven't noticed that Chirac has a whole lot of pull on Capitol Hill or in the media), I don't find anything particularly wrong in Israel's supporters lobbying as hard as they can for Israel's interests -- or what they perceive to be Israel's interests. What I object to is how no one is permitted to observe how effective this lobbying is, or to demand that Congress submit to it less slavishly. After all, I find nothing immoral in Exxon lobbying either. I would object if I was vilified for even saying that they are lobbying, and further vilified if I say that they are getting their way too much.

    from the article: Sen. Obama: U.S. must support Israel's right to self defense
    First published 00:00 16.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.02.07
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