The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. I write in the Huffington Post today on why and how it happened, what the longer term implications are and what it means for the next fight - the struggle over the final nuclear agreement with Iran.
Trita Parsi, PhD
The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility
"Some of [AIPAC's] supporters claimed that it was meant to strengthen Obama's hand in the nuclear negotiations with Iran, when it was clear that they meant just the opposite: to weaken the President and to sabotage the talks. They couldn't speak this truth outright, so they surrounded it, as Churchill once said, with a bodyguard of lies."