Sunday, March 01, 2015
Netanyahu Has Screwed the Pooch for Israel
Even if the next US president is a Republican, what Netanyahu is doing this week will cost Israel far into the future. What the Israeli prime minister has somehow failed to grasp is that he is targeting the office of the president.
Even those who wish him luck now will never look on him, or Israel, the same way again. He's a handy snake to have around - for Republicans, this time - but, afterwards, everyone gets a stick.
There are lines and Netanyahu is crossing one, a big line. It's the sort of thing that isn't forgotten and even a future Republican president won't readily forgive.
Americans are all about their presidency. Hell, they campaign for the office for two years. They crave it and getting it means everything yet here's this Israeli yahoo coming right into their own backyard to undermine it. Oooh, that leaves scars.
And then there's this, full page ad from the New York Times aimed at John Boehner