Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hooray for bipartisanship

President Obama has already created a surge of bipartisanship in opposition to his health care and climate change policies. Now it looks as if Mideast policy can be added to that roster. According to a recent Gallup poll, support for Israel has risen among both Republicans (85%) and independents (60%), while remaining within the historical range for Democrats (48%).

Given the latest crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations, triggered by the Israelis but deliberately amplified by the United States, this configuration should merit at least a footnote in future histories of the Obama presidency.

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