The mistrust is understandable. Ayalon is fronting in the US for Israel. He has this hair-splitting idea about occupations that are not occupations because of some split hair. And the current Israeli government has a habit of springing nasty surprises on the US. As for the cakewalk scenario, the US has been there and done that. Iraq was sold to us as casualty-free, paying for itself and over in days, weeks at most. Eight years and 65,000 casualties later, it is just ending.
Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital (AP)