Dog Wags Tail

In a reversal-of-stereotypes, I read via Kevin Drum the clearest expression yet of information that's been hinted at previously the U.S. government is actively pressing Israel not to negotiate with Syria. That's super-duper crazy.

See more, from M.J. Rosenberg. The episode serves as a reminder that unlike American Middle East hawks, Israelis actually have to live in the middle of the Arab world and are relatively ill-served by the sort of grandiose transformational schemes the administration likes to come up with the justify their increasingly rudderless approach to the region.