Among Israel-minded voters, Sanders would get the J Street vote, Bloomberg would garner AIPAC’s and Trump would scrounge for leftovers.00:50 12.02.16 | 0 comments
Mr.Benn seems to misunderstand both the US and our president. - The administration is carrying out a delicately balanced hot and cold war throughout the middle east - The entire US military -- yes, every Regular Army division plus the Marines -- are tied down to the endless Bush-administration adventure in Iraq ("the democratic tsunami") plus Afghanistan. - President Obama wants stable, cicilizing, and forward-moving societies in Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Jordan, the Gulf principalities, etc - President Obama contends with Chinese activity (sell more whatevers to anyone), but needs Chinese support - Within that bubbling mess, and given that the American people have never agreed that Israel should annex the West Bank and beyond, why would PM Netanyahu think his coalition can take more land, take more of Jerusalem, and call on Americans to pressure the Administration when it disagrees publicly? - President Obama has been clear and consistent. Netanyahu blind and deaf.