Just came across this really interesting interview with Ralph Nader (Thanks Mohsan) in which he talks about US foreign policy, Israeli lobbies, Israeli/Palestinian peace movements and lots more.
Here’s some of what he has to say:
“First of all, we have been supporting despots, dictators, and oligarchs in all those states for a variety of purposes. We supported Saddam Hussein. He was our anti-Communist dictator until 1990. (…) The other thing is that we are supporting the Israeli military regime with billions of dollars and ignoring both the Israeli peace movement and the Palestinian peace movement. (…) The subservience of our congressional and White House puppets to Israeli military policy has been consistent. (…) They’re almost all puppets. There are two sets: Congressional puppets and White House puppets. When the chief puppeteer comes to Washington, the puppets prance. (…) instead of focusing on how to bring a peaceful settlement, both parties concede their independent judgment to the pro-Israeli lobbies in this country”