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Kinsley On Anti-Semitism

Kinsley cleverly uses AIPAC’s claims to influence to suggest that criticism of Rep. Jim Moran is overdone: “[Y]ou shouldn’t brag about how influential you are if you want to get hysterically indignant when someone suggests that government policy is affected by your influence.” Kinsley makes a decent case that Jewish groups have some influence on public policy. But none of Moran’s critics contest that. What we contest is the idea that we’re going to war with Iraq because of Jewish groups.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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