Good post Stephen,but!As you say:Washington, in essence has not changed, neither have the American people. Except for one major point. They are afraid. Afraid of the unknown, the possibility that at any moment someone will set off a catastrophic explosion somewhere in the US. The US government has changed, repression has replaced liberty (Patriot Act etc). Whether its the economy or disbelief in the Gov policies, for many still see big brother watching every move, now with wiretaps or SWAT teams converging in middle class neighborhoods. Mr.Obama, was voted in, to counter all the above. But so far he has been unable to counteract all of the above.(K) Israel is in the same boat? We have been in the same boat for eons have you forgotten? No reflection on your assumption,but,obama effectively has done nothing to improve anything so far.
Death toll from Iraq car bombs rises to 37 (Reuters)
from the article: Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?