Looks as if PuppMitt’s strings are already being pulled. His old Boston Consulting bud, Bibi and the Neo-Cons are mounting a bully offense to drive U.S. Foreign Policy and make Obama seem weak. Mitt the Marionette trotted out his stern stare today and criticized the President in the wake of violence and turmoil in Libya’s fragile transition. Contrived apology themes orchestrated by right-wing hawks to create a reverse wag-the-dog. Cynical view? Maybe. We’ll see.
Obama is navigating a complex Middle East which does not lend itself to Cold War line-in-the-sand posturing. The President is not anti-Israel, but aligns himself with its more moderate leaders. Netanyahu, Karl et al don’t like that.