Friday, February 25, 2005

So the "Presidential Study Group" (supposed to sound impressive) of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (which was founded as a research arm for AIPAC) has produced its report. If you do not want to read it, I will summarize. (First you will notice that the bipartisan contributors represent the full range of opinions: from those who are intensely and fanatically pro-Israel to those who are fanatically and intensely pro-Israel)--and usually they include a token Arab, but not this year--. They do not insist on a long-term US occupation of Iraq, but they also seem to want perhaps a war on Iran. They also would like to expand the list of "terrorist" groups to include any Arab who does not think that Sharon is the most peaceful man on earth.