Wednesday, May 18, 2005

AIPAC details

AIPAC has purported to fire Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, essentially claiming that the two were rogue employees, who, if they did anything wrong, were acting outside the terms of their employment. This article, which provides elaboration on the cover story that the AIPAC problem relates solely to an FBI sting, contains two bits of useful information in between the PR spin:

  1. the FBI began its investigation of AIPAC just before September 11, 2001, well before Larry Franklin entered the picture, and well before the Iraq war or admitted plans for the Iraq war; and

  2. AIPAC is continuing to pay the attorneys of Rosen and Weissman, incurring legal costs that one source says have reached $1 million!