I would love to see peace in the Middle East and believe that it does start with resolving the Palestinian issue. But the person has to be seen as honest broker and Mr. Obama has not been seen that way. His own actions probably account for 9% of his image problems within Israel. The people he has chosen to surround himself with, the likes of Samantha Power, for example, have helped turn that into 90% distrust.
There was never a chance that Mr. Obama could make something happen with regards to the Palestine issue and when Mr. Smith insists it once looked like he might, he is failing to grasp that no one asked the Jews when that lie was being pimped.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: