"Right now,the "hard line" is on Israel,to appease the arabs...It will take 7/8 months to stop this tanker and another 2 years more to turn it around..." Bush was turned around the other way. Did it take two years to turn it this way? I think you have misunderstood. Bibi turned things around in one year by demonstrating consistently that he had no intention whatsoever of attempting peace. He could change things dramatically in six months by actually working on a peace deal. The reason it might take six months is that he has demonstrated that his word is no good and so it would take results. At this point 2 years of hasbara will not help much because Americans more and more identify it as advertising and tune it out.
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from the article: Dershowitz: Obama needs hard line on Iran to win Israeli support