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Did AIPAC Write The GOP’s Treason Letter?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 10, 2015

Signs point to yes:


4 Responses to “Did AIPAC Write The GOP’s Treason Letter?”

  1. Charles II said

    I ended up agreeing with a commenter who said that is more of a Logan Act Violation. My comment in full was:

    Yeah, I would vote for this formulation [Logan Act violation]. Treason as a term is overused, and as an activity is underprosecuted. What the Senators have done is a perversion of the separation of powers. The Executive negotiates and the Senate gives advice and consent. Sure, these Senators can swear that they won’t approve an accord between the U.S. and Iran, but not all of them can swear they’ll be there in 2017, when it will matter.

    Indeed, with luck, a lot of them won’t be there, and we can go about conducting business in a manner that benefits the American people, as opposed to re-election campaigns.

    On the other hand, what Israel is doing in meddling in the affairs of this country could end up with it being designated an enemy nation. Undermining the conduct of U.S. foreign policy is not a friendly act.

  2. jo6pacjo6pac said

    Thanks and not surprised.

  3. One of the things arguing against it being an AIPAC production would be the fact that the New York Daily News, which historically has leaned toward the Israel-can-do-no-wrong part of the US politiical map that AIPAC controls, is furious about it. Then again, the NYDN recently allowed some of its columnists to tee off on Boehner and Netanyahu for their little speech stunt last week, so who knows?.

    • Charles II said

      The NYDN is the most independent of NYC’s major papers. Juan Gonzales of Democracy Now is on staff.

      New York City is New York City. All newspapers will support Israel. The problem with the so-called “treason letter” is that it probably hurts Israel. Iran is laughing at it: their response pointed out that the signatories apparently do not understand the US Constitution and separation of powers.

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