Friday, March 1, 2013

AIPAC request for U.S. backing of Israeli strike on Iran gets Senators’ support

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual policy conference is coming up this weekend, and one of their top priorities is to secure U.S. backing for an Israeli strike on Iran. Today, the AIPAC ask was taken up by two Senators who have been in the lead on pushing for aggressive U.S. policy on Iran: Lindsey Graham and Robert Menendez.
Think Progress' Hayes Brown has the story:
Two hawkish Senators want to set U.S. policy in favor of prematurely pulling the “military option” trigger against Iran, pledging American backing of absolutely any strike by Israel against Iran and its nuclear program.
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