Actually, even less damaging would be to set the wheels in motion for that recognition the day of his address, for them to be turning as he announces it! Because the leverage of those partisan interests you mention is really at its most effective when used in deterrence...lol...isn't it? AFTER the fact, anything thrown at him is just as likely to fly back into the faces of those throwing it! An excellent suggestion to the president, Mr. Eldar. It would indeed be something if he followed your advice.
EU urges Turkey to keep border open to Syrian refugees (AP)
from the article: Obama's State of the Conflict address