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1 SanFranciscoZionist  Aug 2, 2012 9:15:29pm

Love this: I wish I could share the sentiment, but to me Romney comes across as a synthesis of George Bush Sr., Zbigniew Brzezinski and Caspar Weinberger, none of whom liked us very much and whose support for Israel was about as deep as ice in the Caribbean.

2 Destro  Aug 2, 2012 9:19:34pm
“Let’s be frank. Not even extreme rightwingers in Israel have real complaints about Obama’s security policies toward Israel, but they hate his anti-settlement policy, nothing less. They hate his dedication to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian problem, even though this is the official policy of the Israeli government, and seem to be inured to his strategic and diplomatic outreach to Israel in almost every way.”

Bingo.

3 Flavia  Aug 5, 2012 9:49:37pm

I have said it before & will continue to say it until I am proven wrong: “plausible deniability”. Obama wants to seem to be cold to Israel because then he can say with a straight face, “I didn’t want them to nuke Iran’s nukes.” You don’t have to be a tinhat whacko to see the logic of that one. Especially since he’s given Israel plenty of stuff that she needs - if only for that one “mission”.

(Also, it’s just as possible that he is upset that the Israelis seem to be going to be the ones to deny him the “Peacemaker legacy” rather than the Arabs, like what happened with Clinton. Israel has done a great deal that he’s asked, but I think they are finally getting sick of making concessions in return for nothing - or worse. But I digress…!)


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