Saturday, March 13, 2010

Surprise surprise! Hillary to headline AIPAC conference

Clinton will speak on the morning of Monday, March 22, the second day of a conference that will bring together a star-studded roster of American, British, and Israeli leaders in downtown Washington, D.C. Monday is shaping up to be the biggest day of the three-day event, with opposition leader Tzipi Livni giving the next major speech after Clinton and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak Monday night.

Retiring Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will speak to the group Sunday, March 21, as will Israel's Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren and the head of Google Israel Meir Brand. An interesting roundtable that day will feature the Carnegie Endowment's Bob Kagan, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Robert Satloff, and former Bush administration spokesman/soon-to-be Senate candidate Dan Senor.

Tuesday morning, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will address the conference, just before the thousands of participants flood the halls of Capitol Hill, making their annual pilgrimage to lobby for strengthened sanctions against Iran and in support of robust foreign aid.
Notice the "robust foreign aid" mentioned 'en passant'.. That's your tax dollars money..

1 comment:

  1. Ah! Tony Blair surfaces. This gig is going to cost you big, AIPAC. Tone doesn't get out of bed for less than £50,000 these days'.

    '"I don't think there has ever been a time in the history of warfare when any army has made more efforts to reduce civilian casualties and deaths of innocent people than the IDF is doing today in Gaza," Kemp told the BBC.' Does that include your own troops, colonel? How much money does it take to extract such an outrageous statement from an individual, albeit a mercenary?