the despotic nature of obama is at the heart of his approach to governing. he lacks precisely the "statecraft" which consists of give and take. he lacks the skills of a diplomat who understands that bullying and isolating a foreign leader whose country is a close ally is a very bad judgment call. obama had trapped himself into an irreconcilable position the day he decided that he would be an active supporter of the palestinians rather than a statesman.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: How will Netanyahu respond to Obama's ultimatum?