Whose Lobbyists Should Congress Investigate?
By Andrew Cochran
A story last week in "The Hill" newspaper disclosed, "Senior Democrats are starting to discuss ways to target Washington-based lobbying firms whose clients include the Iraqi government as part of their election-year strategy to seize on the costs of the five-year-old war." I would like to suggest a better use of the taxpayers' money and of the Congress' oversight powers: Investigate the lobbyists and representatives for those institutions, companies, and countries which have been identified by the Defense, Justice, Treasury, and State Departments as providing comfort and support to terrorists and other "persons" (defined broadly) which seek to harm the material security interests of the United States. It isn't difficult to identify them; a number of us on this site know some by name. Doug Farah's post below identifies CAIR as possibly supporting a cause which would result in Israel's destruction, hidden behind the phrase, "Palestinian right of return." Take a further look at the writings of one of the champions of that movement, Dr. Salman Abu Sitta:
"The role of the Zionist political and military elite in masterminding and expelling the Palestinians is well documented in Israeli, American, and United Nations sources. Whatever the context, there is no doubt that the mass expulsion of a people from their homeland constitutes a violation of international humanitarian law. Thus it was precisely for this reason that when Israel tried Adolf Eichmann for atrocities committed as a Nazi leader, it included charges of expulsions which were classified as "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity". Under these rules, the Palestinians are entitled to return to their homes and property not as a privilege or favor from Israel but as a fundamental humanitarian, legal and national right."
So Dr. Sitta equates the existence of the State of Israel with the Nazi war crimes of Adolf Eichmann, who proudly organized the rounding up and deportation of millions of Jews from all over Europe to the Nazi gas chambers. And CAIR's director is among the "prominent personalities" invited to the "right of return" conference (and don't you wonder why they won't hold that in the U.S.?).
Let the investigations begin.
May 2, 2008 09:00 AM Print
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