James Zogby: “I Was Invited”

James Zogby, the poster boy for all that’s wrong for what passes as an “Arab Lobby” in Washington DC, has pursued a comfortable, air-conditioned career as the self-appointed spokesperson for the Arab-American community. An unprincipled, career opportunist pursuing petty ambitions and false prestige, this cheap political prostitute for the State Department (which organizes most of his appearances in the Arab world) and the Arab oil-Sheiks of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates maintains a busy social calendar which he wants us to believe is a sign of Arab-American political empowerment.  The following are a few entries that establish a pattern we have discovered in his writings and talks. When we stopped we still had over 20 more examples we could have included, but the following should suffice:

Shortly after Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States, I was invited to a dinner at the Lebanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. 

At the same time, I was invited last week to the Arab world

I have had the opportunity to address the Department of State’s SOF on a number of other occasions during the past 25 years. In the late 1970s after the signing of the Camp David Accord, I was invited to speak on Palestinian rights.

Shortly after Oslo, I was invited to speak on economic measures that were needed to bring benefits of peace to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

After it, I was invited on shows to debate conservatives and I was asked whether Obama would succeed in winning over the Arab world.

When I was invited last year to deliver the closing remarks at a Department of Justice Conference

Early in President Clinton’s term in office, I was invited to the National Archives to hear the President address

On July 20th, I was invited by the Department of Justice to deliver the closing remarks at a conference

On Friday 1 August I was invited to testify before the committee writing the 2008 platform for the Democratic Party.

Last week, I was invited to speak at the Save Darfur mobilization in Washington, DC.

About five years ago, I was invited to speak in a number of European capitols about the difference between the experiences of Arab and Muslim immigrants in America and Europe.

In the middle of it all, I was invited to do Crossfire

I was invited to speak

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