Blood or Treasure? Obama's Crucial Choice in the Middle East
Writing about U.S. Middle East policy used to be a
boring job. You'd start out with "The U.S. supports Israel's stand
on..." and then just fill in the details. No longer. Many pundits
claim to smell the winds of policy change blowing from the White House.
Every word about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the president or
his advisors is now parsed by journalists like so many soothsayers
studying oracle bones.