Wednesday, June 11, 2008
John Stewart @ Comedy Central
The day after Barack Obama declared victory in St. Paul, he was at a podium addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, which describes itself as "America's pro-Israel lobby."
And it wasn't just Obama. McCain did it. Hillary Clinton did it too. AIPAC is a notoriously influential lobby, with organizing skills that are the stuff of legend. Following the Obama address, The Daily Show satirized AIPAC's role in politics.
Well, nothing surprises me any more after seeing some of the history of AIPAC and some of the lobbying that has been going on for many years, especially in regards Bill Clinton and the role of lobbying and big money in his winning of the Presidency. This deep pocketed dude, Harry Katz, tape recorded a phone call to president of AIPAC, David Steiner, that revealed much damning evidence of what went on with lobbying and politics in DC. Not only that, but he gave the tape to The Washington Times, which made so many waves in the media that Steiner promptly resigned from, what was and still is, the most powerful lobby in Washington DC.
HEAD OF AIPAC BOASTED ABOUT
HIS CONTROL OF POLITICIANS IN 1992
G: hmm ...I'll always wonder how Bill Clinton and Poppy Bush became buddies?