Back in March, I wondered why AIPAC was so eager to join forces with a man whose support for Israel is grounded in the belief that his favored foreign policy will spark a giant war that ends in the destruction of Israel at the hands of a Russo-Arab alliance. The man in question was John Haggee and his group is Christians United for Israel. Max Blumenthal went to the CUFI conference and made a video:

Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour from huffpost and Vimeo.

And their motives are, in fact, mixed. Some say they support Israel because Islam is a satanic faith. Others say it's part of their plan to bring about the apocalypse. All seem united in their hopes that someday there will be no Jews. They want a preventive attack on Iran. And Joe Lieberman thinks they're great. The link is via Rick Perlstein who has more on apocalyptics' influence on the White House.

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