The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will deploy up to 250 Jewish leaders and activists to Capitol Hill starting next week to warn members of Congress that failure to take action in Syria will raise the risk of Iran developing a nuclear bomb, officials told Politico.AIPAC's arguments about Iran are well known. That they will highlight this, as opposed to arguments directly addressing helping the Syrian people, is quite telling.
According to the report, AIPAC will lobby "virtually every member of Congress."
Will this week be AIPAC-ageddon? Or, will it be the most recent example of how much clout this lobbying organization has?
Here are two views on AIPAC's entering the field.
First, Cenk Uygur, on The Young Turks:
And Iran's Press TV: