W&M’s Impact on BritainNovember 13, 2007 7:09 by BackSpin Editor
Don’t think Walt and Mearsheimer can have a negative impact on Britain? Dave Rich comments on the pair’s UK book tour:
The problem on this side of the Atlantic is that British politics lacks anything approaching the American system of openly declared political lobbies; a similar, AIPAC-style operation in Westminster would not just influence policy, it would also subvert fundamental democratic mechanisms. . . .
Those who assume that Zionism has a global reach and unlimited power cannot but assume that what they now “know” – thanks to Mearsheimer and Walt – is done in Washington must have its equivalents in London, Paris and elsewhere.
So the might of Jewish organizations is inflated, conspiracies imagined, to fill the gap between the reality of a Jewish community trying to do its best for Israel, and the fantasy of politicians and prime ministers bowing their knee to the power of the almighty Lobby.