For General Petraeus to simply state the obvious is a very good sign indeed. That the special relationship is nothing more than the relationship of parasite to host would be more honest though. The USA does not need Israel, and in fact could only benefit from ending the relationship with this little country. There is no way this was not on purpose, just as Bibi's insult was. Obama is finally figuring out he has to go for it, both in health care and our relationship with the pariah state. And, I am delighted to observe is how he truly feels about Israel. Times are changing in the USA and Israel's future is no longer seen as our problem.
- 10:41 PM
from the article: U.S. general: Israel-Palestinian conflict foments anti-U.S. sentiment