Sunday, 3 February 2013
Someone took the trouble to search the transcripts of the bizarro-world Senate hearings with Hagel and found that Israel and threats to that state were brought up 178 times, followed by Iran at 171 mentions.
Compare that with the also-rans on the congressional priority list:
North Korea 11
South Korea 1
Note that all those other hotspots together add to up 171 comments. So in the minds of our distinguished solons, Israel is at least as important as the rest of the world combined. Or at least the Israel lobby is.
You’d think that someone, somewhere (Arizona maybe? Texas?) would think to ask the incoming chief of our military forces about the 1000-mile-plus border with, um, Mexico and how things were going with our next-door neighbor to the south? But if there’s a ‘Mexico lobby’ funneling money to them, we’re probably better off not knowing about it.
Posted by Tim Frasca at 11:04