He writes bluntly: “I’ve watched a few presidents come and go on this issue, and Obama really is different. Unlike Clinton and George W. Bush, Obama isn’t in love with the idea of Israel.” Yowser.
But that’s not the worst part. He concludes: “In this respect, when it comes to Israel, Obama is more like Jimmy Carter minus the biblical interest or attachment, or like Bush 41 minus a strategy. My sense is that, if he could get away with it, the president would like to see a U.S.-Israeli relationship that is not just less exclusive, but somewhat less special as well.”
Obama has promised to go to Israel, but far more likely, according to Miller, is that “the U.S.-Israeli relationship is in for a turbulent period.”
The RJC might want to consider a new ad campaign: “Aaron David Miller on Obama.” Just saying.