Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Iran Showdown Tests Power of "Israel Lobby" by Jim Lobe

That was much the same message delivered by Perle himself and rapturously received by the attendees at AIPAC's 2006 convention here last month. The convention, at which the keynoter, none other than the administration's ultimate hawk, Vice Pres. Cheney, vowed "meaningful consequences" if Iran did not freeze its nuclear programme, drew several hundred Democratic and Republican lawmakers in what could only be described as a show of raw political power.

"I don't think there's another group in the country that has two successive conferences in which the centrepiece was beating the drums for war in Iran," noted one senior official with another major pro-Israel organisation, who asked not to be identified. "They are the main force behind this."

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