This would have been a sane, legal way of shepherding Israel back on the parth to a sane, legal peace. Instead the US has given Israel its traditional blind supprt, the doting parent saying to its spoiled brat child 'you do what you like, you ruin your life and binge on settlements if you want to, I'll never stop you, I'll just keep on funding your addictions'. So now the world has to find other ways of dealing with Israel. This will be a huge boost to the sanctions movement. Personally I'm now considering boycotting Israel and its products entirely, whereas before I was only against settler products. The newly emerging free Arab nations, like Egypt may well decide that force is the only way to deal with Israel. And, of course, it's a huge boost to Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and anyone else who fancies attacking Israel. Way to go Obummer.
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