SDHD: "The Islamic countries hate the Jewish country and it`s not as easy to get concessions from the Islamic countries because the U.S. supports Israel." And from CENTCOM's P.O.V. what is the inevitable consequence of that? It is this: while the USA panders to Israel then CENTCOM can not garner the support that it needs from the Arabs to fight the war that it is fighting. The conclusion: it is in the USA's interests to stop pandering to Israel, because a) Israel can't help CENTCOM in its war, and b) that pandering prevents CENTCOM from getting the help it DOES need from those who CAN provide it. SDHD: "Johnboy is a shitty friend." Nations do not have "friends", SDHD. They have "national interests", and where those interests match then nations are "friendly", and when those interests clash then nations are "unfriendly". Petraeus is pointing out where the interests of the USA and Israel are clashing, and it is his job to do that.
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from the article: It's time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama