who believe Obama has been critically weakened, and as such Israel has been given a free hand. General Patreaus has stated that current American policy towards Israel is making it difficult tp win the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and is in fact causing the deaths of American soldiers. The lobbying power on the Hill out trumps AIPAC or anybody else, and in fact a REPUBLICAN President stated very clearly that it was in the Unted States strategic interest to see a two state solution. This entire deal is a sugar pill to bringIsrael onside, it is probably Israel's last chance to accept a negotiated deal before one is imposed. Lieberman's attempt to replace the Americans with the Russians has failed.
Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov in Malaysia on Wednesday (Reuters)
from the article: Obama has made Netanyahu an offer he can't refuse