It looks to me like the victory of ideology over common sense. In that, the Israeli conservatives are not alone, but few others have such high stakes. I can only see this ending badly and bloodily. I hope against hope that Mr. Obama shows the intestinal fortitude to play hardball with Israel regarding new settlements. And he needs to start doing it *now*, and not wait until he's a lame duck, like most presidents seem to do.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
John Mearsheimer asks another interesting question today: What is Israel up to? He doesn't see an endgame in the current trajectory that Israel is on regarding Palestinian statehood. To be honest, neither do I. The response I posted: