Not Rolling Over

Obama uses his Indonesia trip to remind Israel that US foreign policy has broader interests and goals at stake than enabling Netanyahu's governing coalition. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, a critical space for non-Jihadist Islam, a major counter-weight, with India, to China, and an emergent power. And resolving the Israel-Palestine issue would remove a profound obstacle to deepening America's ties and interaction with the wider Muslim world - a critical element in defusing Islamism.

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

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