Rosen was kicked out of AIPAC and was acting on his own behalf.
What did Freeman in, ultimately, was a threat of a Congressional investigation into his alleged financial conflicts of interest. And Rosen has no influence in the halls of Congress. The issue here is whether AIPAC, actively opposed the Freeman nomination and, as I've said before, there is no evidence for this. Congressman are not afraid of taking a stand on behalf of the Israel “lobby.” Every one of them denied having been contacted by AIPAC over this issue and, AFAIK
, AIPAC has not stated a public position on the Freeman nomination.
I can easily demonstrate the inaccuracy of subsequent remarks specifically Jim’s implication, above, that Drew was referring to the Israel ”lobby” in general and not, necessarily, to AIPAC in particular. Go back to post #52 above where Drew makes the following comment “AIPAC and their friends want someone that is pro Israeli PERIOD. Nothing changed and nothing will, Obama fell under this pressure just like any other president will. AIPAC won! The people of the United States of America LOST!
...Business as usual!
This was the post I was replying to. These were Drew’s own words. If he did not mean APIAC specifically then he should have said the “Israel lobby.” I can’t be responsible for Drew’s poor choice of words.
The truth is that Drew said “APIAC” and he meant “AIPAC.” When he was proven wrong (as has happened so often) he finds a ready apologist here who is prepared to step in and construe his words in a matter most favorable to him but contrary to the evidence.