Robert Baer wrote "The Devil We Know," in which he advocates shifting our attention to Iran, which is the real super power in the Middle East. Baer's experience and association with the CIA made him a darling of the liberal media. in 2007 and 2008, he frequently appeared on NPR and other talk shows to advocate accommodation with Iran at Israel's expense. As Obama's foreign policy vis-avis Israel and Iran unfolded, I could see Baer's hand print. Unfortunately, Baer and Obama misjudged Iran's intransigence.
Ironical that two Baraks join together to diminish Israel's position in the Middle East. Fortunately, one Barak may be out of power this Fall. The other will continue to appease Israel's enemies.