In “Seems like old times in Middle East”, chicagotribune.com, made the observation:
“During the campaign, Obama and Clinton split dramatically on precisely these issues. The president came out repeatedly for talking to Iran, while the secretary repeatedly ripped him to pieces over it. Now they are splitting publicly over much the same issues. All of this is curious, indeed. One has to wonder who is really in charge.”
Many Americans ask the same question. Nomination of Denis Ross by the State Department as special adviser on Iranian issues clearly indicated that our foreign policy under President Obama would not change from those advocated by President Bush.
Denis Ross According to Aaron David Miller, a member of the Ross-led US negotiating team in 1999-2000, under Ross they frequently acted as “Israel’s lawyer”, and their policy of “no surprises” (meaning all US proposals were first reviewed by Israel), led to a lack of negotiating flexibility and independence).
The scandalous attack on Charles Freeman, nominated for a senior intelligence post, also would indicate depth of Israeli’s influence on the US foreign policy.