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Rant Based on Fantasy Not Fact
on September 23, 2007
Despite the "academic imprimatur" of the authors, this shoddily-researched screed serves more as an "unsubstantiated hit piece" than a scholarly analysis of the relationship between the Israel and the United States. Among my many complaints are the authors' cavalier dismissal of existing and past Arab (and Iranian) threats to eliminate the State of Israel even as Iran speeds toward obtaining nuclear WMD and the fact the authors ignore the billions of dollars Saudi Arabia has put into lobbying and the gruesome terrorists visited on Israeli civilians by Arab terrorists from the massacre of innocent school children at Ma'alot to the bombing of Sbarro pizzeria bombing.
After reading the "Israel Lobby" and finding what the authors choose to emphasize and choose to ignore, one (at least this reviewer) finds it reasonable to ask if Walt and Mearshimer are merely the front men for a well-financed, nefarious lobby of a different sort? If I could have given this book zero stars, I would have.