Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thoughts on Obama & Netanyahu

I know we're 48 hours removed from President Obama's meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House but I thought I would offer a quick thought.

Yes, Obama and Netanyahu made nice. Yes, America and Israel are allies. But America and Israel are not friends. At least as long as Obama remains in office.

Sooner or later, Israel will find itself in another row and when push comes to shove Obama will either denounce Israel or only offer tepid support. It won't take a firm stand (i.e. vetoing any UN Security Council resolutions or statements condemning Israel.)

So Obama and Netanyahu are at peace. But make no mistake. It is a very cold peace.

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