AIPAC Speaks Out

AIPAC has now released a statement on Mary Robinson:

AIPAC is deeply disappointed by the Obama administration’s choice to award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson. AIPAC respectfully calls on the administration to firmly, fully and publicly repudiate her views on Israel and her long public record of hostility and one-sided bias against the Jewish state.

There is simply no excuse for the administration’s decision to reward Robinson with the nation’s highest honor. AIPAC and others have now put the ball back in Obama’s court: apologize or dig in? And what possible explanation do they have for their outrageous decision?

UPDATE: Michael Goldfarb explains just how extraordinary it is for AIPAC to go public on an issue such as this.