The issue is Obama, who lost a full year -the crucial one-. Now that his outstreched hand failed strepitously, even Hu Jintao -who knows Iran will have its way- will pose as moderately integrated to an international consensus at slapping Iran's wrist. Even if Ashkenazi and Meir Dagan were given five more years to each head the IDF and Mossad respectively, the outcome would be exactly the same. Last but not least because of Netanyahu and his administration which is a snowball of blunders.
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