Levin has early access to a piece that will show up on the front page of the NY Times tomorrow morning that he calls ‘historic’. I’ve typed out the quote that he uses:
The Obama administration is signaling a shift in how it views the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and how aggressively it will push for a peace agreement. The United States is now linking the conflict to broader U.S. interests as it battles Islamic extremism and terrorism worldwide. This means steadfast U.S. support of Israel has to be balanced against other interests including the effect it has on the security of the 200,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region.
It doesn’t take long for Levin to get in ‘full throttle’ mode over this. I for one am not sure how more people couldn’t see this coming. Before I was blogging I knew that Obama didn’t much care for Israel, and as we’ve seen over the recent snubs, this is par for the course. In fact I remember something about a certain video tape the the LA Times wouldn’t release during the 2008 election because it apparently showed Obama enjoying, if not participating in some antisemitic humor.