Win some, lose some

Thrilled to see that Joe Lieberman lost the democratic nomination, but sad to see Cynthia McKinney lose.

The first race shows that the establishment, pro-Israel candidate, even with tons of cash, doesn't necessarily always win (and should be taken on aggressively) while the second shows, once again, the nefarious impact of out-of-state donors to pro-Israel candidates. See Billmon on this for more.

Update: Read this Billmon post.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,