M J Rosenberg : It has started. The media is waking up to the AIPAC crusade to get us into a war with Iran.
Last night Chris Hayes, the very young, very brilliant, MSNBC reporter called out both AIPAC and the 16 Democrats backing its Iran war bill with a directness never before seen on that station or anywhere else on television.
Best part: when he reminds Cory Booker and the others of the last time Democrats (like Hillary Clinton) voted for a war because they were afraid not to: Iraq.
Watch the video. It’s brilliant and trenchant.
There is nothing I can add except: thank you, Chris. I knew you had it in you. And thank you MSNBC.
HUFPOST: Awesome! Chris Hayes Brilliantly Explains Lobby's Effort to Sabotage Iran Deal
For years I have been writing here in the Huffington Post and elsewhere that almost no one in the mainstream media has the nerve to explain the nexus between U.S. policy decisions relating to the Middle East and the power of the Israel lobby. And, when it comes to television, not "almost no one" but no one at all.
But then last night Chris Hayes described why 16 Democratic senators are trying to undo President Obama's most significant foreign policy achievement — the nuclear agreement with Iran — by imposing new sanctions on Iran to torpedo the deal. And he explained that it's all about AIPAC and its power.
I am not going to write anymore because nothing I can write is as eloquent as Hayes was.
What a great moment. Hayes is only 34. Maybe it's a new day. Watch here
M.J. Rosenberg is Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill for various Democratic members of the House and Senate for 15 years. He was also a Clinton political appointee at USAID. In the early 1980s, he was editor of AIPACs weekly newsletter Near East Report. From 1998-2009, he was director of policy at Israel Policy Forum.