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Thursday, October 14, 2004
 

Anti-semitism bill: another walkover for the Jewish lobby


Its powers of whipping legislators exceed even those of evil genius Tom DeLay. And the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 (S 2292) is one of those regularly administered loyalty tests that no legislator can afford to flunk.

The substance of the bill - to get the State Department to do a report on anti-semitic acts round the world, and set up an office to monitor such acts - is beside the point: the purpose of the bill is to compel a genuflection - and the lack of any roll call annouces mission accomplished.

I can trace no comment from the Kerry campaign on this bill; but since he is AIPAC's golden boy (July 20) - for good reason - I suspect that he would have had no difficulty in voting for the bill, if called upon to do so [1].

  1. Whether he was present to add his moniker to required unanimous consent agreements, I know not.

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The arabush-lovers over at State don't like the bill. Cherry on the cake for the lobby!


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