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Old 09-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Coyne's piece is good, but he goes way too easy on Israel, as he tends to do, and gives Harper a free pass on what can be a legitimate perception of lending support to Netanyahu's meddling and cynical angling. That's not to say that it couldn't have been simply a principled stand, and a correct measure. But Bibi's delight and immediate backing up of the move, along with Harper's hawkish support for Bibi and connections to neocons in the past, makes it hard to see it in that light.

Joe Klein discusses Bibi and Iran in a way that seldom gets any oxygen, in this clip. I think he's correct in his assessment of Netanyahu.

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