It's widely thought that Barack Obama is working to engineer regime change in Israel. He's had a snootful of Benjamin Netanyahu and his underhanded ways and, in the process, confirms that the best way to deal with a bully is to stand up to him and fight back.
But wait. We've got a bully boy here too, one every bit as devious and manipulative as the Israeli prime minister. What's more, as a people, Canadians really like Obama - and by a good measure more than we like Stephen Harper.
Harper has been a pain in the White House backside over the Keystone XL pipeline, regularly crossing the line to cajole and embarrass the president. Add to that Harper is just about the only head of government still in bed with his Israeli counterpart.
So, c'mon Barack. Make like a good neighbour. We need regime change too. Is that too much to ask?