We are entering a new phase in which, for the first time since Jimmy Carter, an American administration really believes that land concessions back to 1967 will ipso facto ensure new mentalities that are not like those in 1967, when the Arab world on three occasions had gone to war to destroy the Jewish state within its 1947 borders.
It's the worst of both worlds: socialist economic policies plus selling out free allies. Some never learn.
Once U.S. foreign policy is based on moral equivalence — that a Western democratic state is about the same as an undemocratic, radical authoritarian entity that embraces terrorism as a tool of state policy — then anything is possible, from calling for Israeli nuclear disarmament as part of an Iranian deal, to pretending that a Hamas ten-year truce is something other than a decade of chest-thumping before the final assault.
Nothing good will come out of courting genocidal monsters. Obama, it seems, wants to kick this specific problem down the road for another president. He's too focused on bankrupting the American economy to pay much notice to foreign lands. If the Iranians were smart, they'd be pouring resources into and rushing their nuclear program. It the Israelis were smart, they'd be planning to annihilate the main Iranian facilities without American help.