Tuesday, February 19, 2008

U.S. & Israel Aligned on Iranian Threat

Members of the U.S. Congress met with their Israeli counterparts to discuss the nuclear threat from Iran. The two countries only disagree in the timing of Tehran's ability to make a nuclear bomb. The article in the Jerusalem Post mentioned several U.S. Congresspersons, Senator Jon Kyl-R, Senator Sam Brownback-R, and Representative Jane Harman-D. America's two political parties currently compete for that special relationship with Israel and its corresponding campaign donations.

The world watched Nancy Pelosi drop any restrictions on use of force against Iran right before the big AIPAC meeting. Now the two legislatures ponder how best to reign in that pesky Iran. Sanctions or a direct attack. My money is on the latter, especially after viewing Jane's donation record. At 6-8 stands the Pro-Israel lobby, Defense Aerospace and Defense Electronics.