Jason Horowitz’s fine piece on the Lieberman-Lamont race in this week’s Observer contains a stretcher, or 2, from N.Y. Congressman Anthony Weiner:
Well, first of all, Weiner voted for the war in Iraq when it mattered, October 2002. Changed his mind later, after all the bloodshed began.
And as for the New York Review of Books, it has been the most courageous voice in this country in questioning the U.S.’s blind support of Israel. Look at Tony Judt’s now-famous stunner in 2003 calling for a binational state in Palestine, or Michael Massing’s exploration of the power of AIPAC over Congress, which has been cited again and again by critics of the lobby, or Henry Siegman’s call in April for U.S. pressure on Israel to negotiate with Hamas. Now that is pithy.