everything that you said is logical and quite accurate, but Obama is still the most popular democrat in the u.s. Moreover, americans are not very passionate about palestinian demands or the whole peace process in general. Fail or Succeed in the peace process means very little to the insurmountable domestic policy issues of u.s politics. I agree that in the end, the freeze will be extended minimally, (enough to get through the november midterms) i am curious as to what obama will promise netanyahu for the 2 month peace and quiet.
from the article: White House: Obama did not send letter to Netanyahu