The US Congress is a bad joke

Are you kidding me — right-wingers and Israel lobbyists only to explain Egypt and Lebanon to Congress?!?

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday and Thursday of this week will host a two-part full committee hearing entitled “Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for U.S. Policy and Allies in the Broader Middle East.”


Part I


When: Wednesday, February 9, 2011


10:00 A.M. (Immediately following the 10:00 A.M. Organizational Meeting)


Where: 2170 Rayburn House Office Building




The Honorable Elliott Abrams



Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies


Council on Foreign Relations


The Honorable Lorne Craner,  




International Republican Institute (Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor)

Dr. Robert Satloff,  


Executive Director


The Washington Institute for Near East Policy





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,