Is a breach between the Obama and Netanyahu governments on the horizon? I asked this question to a senior Israeli government official recently and was told — not that convincingly, I thought — that it wasn’t in the cards because the two governments don’t fundamentally disagree on the big questions. But MJ Rosenberg comes at the question from a different angle — pointing out that the US government virtually always gets what it wants when a popular US president puts down his foot. This is an important read — and really shows that it comes down to what Obama wants and what he’ll demand.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.