#18, Stephen, on movers and shakers - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 25.04.10 | 11:11 (IDT)

    this is in answer to your last post to me: the healthcare bill was essential to save his presidency. however, it should have passed much more easily given his large majorities in congress. there is no doubt, as you said, that its passage proved to the world that he could get results. however, the victory will be pyrrhic. i read that it was done with backroom deals with the healthcare industry. it strikes me as the worst combination of private and public. my understanding is that the chinese are not happy. they want their loans secured. in general, us foreign policy is a disaster. however much the administration wants to present israel as the great satan, ultimately iran, afghanistan, pakistan, north korea, al qaeda and the looming disaster in lebanon and syria will come to the front. the press cannot be muzzled forever--at least, i hope not. shalom, cipora

    from the article: J Street chief: Obama needs to connect with the Israeli people
    First published 02:08 25.04.10 | Last updated 04:10 25.04.10
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