Jeffrey Record's column "AIPAC's Extremism Serves Israel Badly" (Op-Ed Page, Aug. 8) certainly hit the nail on the head. Knowledgeable sources in Washington have often reported on the arrogance and power of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, but Record laid it out in remarkable detail. I hope that those senators and representatives, including many in the California delegation, who march to AIPAC's drum read this excellent article and reflect on their past votes against arms sales to our Arab friends in the Mideast.
Those who are decrying unemployment and our trade imbalance should especially think about the $25-billion Saudi deal with the British. Their previous votes against military aid to the Saudis hurt both U.S. and Israeli interests. Think of that one, gentlemen, the next time AIPAC knocks on your office door.
RANSOM S. HAIG