Congress caves on Iran war provision; AIPAC takes hit

As we have argued, Washington has its own overriding imperatives for a war drive against Iran, which have to do with the global struggle for control of oil and maintaining US global hegemony. But, once again, the indefagitable if myopic AIPAC sets itself up to take the hit—thereby playing its assigned role in the dominant propaganda system of Jewish scapegoating. From the JTA, March 13:

AIPAC lobbying helped remove a provision from a bill that would have required President Bush to seek congressional approval for war against Iran. A number of congressional sources confirmed that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee backed dropping the provision from the Iraq war spending bill introduced Tuesday by Democrats. The bill ties funding to deadlines for withdrawal from Iraq.

AIPAC and a number of Democrats close to Israel said the provision would have hampered the president as he attempted to leverage Iran into backing down from its alleged nuclear weapon plans. Others said the provision simply reasserted the constitutional role of the U.S. Congress in declaring war that is believed to have been eroded by Bush during the Iraq war.

As we have said before: If there is any organization on planet Earth which is inimical to real Jewish interests, it is AIPAC.

See our last posts on Iran and “the Lobby.”