Why Critics of the Israel Lobby Continue to be Politically Homeless

I have tried to inject the Israel lobby question into the Connecticut Senate race. I gather that on Sunday on C-Span Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, also raised the question of where Lieberman and Lamont stand on this issue (in a discussion with Lanny Davis). Vanden Heuvel and I are for Lamont. But yesterday in the New York Sun, Lieberman-supporter Seth Gitell made the same plea in reporting on a Lamont appearance before the faithful at an Episcopal church in West Hartford:

[Having praised Zbig Brzezinski, Lamont] was not asked about and did not volunteer on his own Mr. Brezinski’s recent defense of the authors of the “Israel Lobby” thesis, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, in the journal Foreign Policy.

Sarcastic that. But Gitell seems to want what I want: a public discussion of Walt and Mearsheimer’s bombshell paper. Will George Bush, Joe Lieberman or Ned Lamont please give us a little help?

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