Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Istanbul not Constantinople...

With Israel behaving badly will we see the United States begin to leverage it's relationship with the other neighborhood democracy, Turkey?

Our relationship with Israel is complicated by our domestic political situation (duh) and Obama isn't an overly aggressive actor. Given that I'd venture to guess that while there may be increased tensions behind the scenes we're not going to see anything resembling a public break with Netanyahu. That doesn't mean there won't be open courting of Turkey though. Presumably the Israeli's can take a not-so subtle hint.

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