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    • Simon
    • 26.03.10 | 07:56 (IDT)

    The simple fact that Bibi refuses to face is that Obama is much more pragmatic than Bush and his little pack of neocons, who had a very narrow and singular view of the U.S.'s foreign policy toward Israel. Obama sees the bigger picture here and so do Gen. Patraeus and Def. Sec. Gates. There is a fragile balance of moderate Arab countries that America NEEDS to be allied with in order to confront Iran. Obama knows that he needs to show, once and for all, that America is committed to a truly fair and just solution to the Palestinian/Israeli situation or it will lose that moderate Arab support. What Bibi, with his child-like antics, does not seem to comprehend is that everything Obama is doing is actually in Israel's long term best interest. Sometimes the tantrum throwing brat needs a calm and rational adult to tell them, very firmly, "NO" followed by "You don't understand why now, but you'll thank me when you grow up".

    from the article: Netanyahu and Obama are at point of no return
    First published 03:45 26.03.10 | Last updated 10:32 26.03.10
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