Monday, June 15, 2009

Bowing Down To Political Daydreams

I was hoping that Benjamin Netanyahu would have explicitly outlined that Obama's dreams for the Middle East are based on hallucinations, but Netanyahu is too much of a politician to spring such a trap on himself. He gave conditions that everyone know the Palestinians won't take- in fact they can't take, because they can't actually form a government and stop people who decide to blow up other people.

So I suppose it's still up to the Russians and the Chinese to provide some form of constructive critism. Unfortunately, it's too easy for many in America to dismiss critics with a history of animosity towards the U.S. It would have been nice to see an explicit break with American foreign policy from a well-established ally.

Of course, there's a break by implication, but we've seen Netanyahu play this game before, with Bill Clinton. I suspect the contigent of U.S. politicos who like the two-state thing are counting this as a win.

No comments: