i know that for him this is all personal and not a matter of raison d'etat. however, he has considerable power in matters of foreign policy. congress cannot tell him whom to support in the un. nor can they tell him how to treat israeli leaders. congress has not been able to force him to deal more forcefully with iran.
Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village, interior ministry (Reuters)
from the article: Israel fears Obama heading for imposed Mideast settlement