Bibi and Cheney Are So Last Year

The story at last year’s Aipac conference was the thunderous applause for two hardliners, Vice President Cheney and former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Cheney’s approval rating had dipped into the teens, but at Aipac he was a star: His speech drew more than 40 rounds of applause, including eight standing ovations, as he warned of the dangers posed by Hamas and Iran. The thrust of Cheney’s speech this year that anything short of the Bush administration’s definition of victory would threaten America’s ability to confront Iran. The response was lukewarm.

At least they let him speak to the big room.

Read on for Nathan Guttman’s report on Netanyahu’s scramble for a platform:

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