Whoa: White House Also Prepared to Cave on Israeli Settlements, Nuclear and Coal Energy?

Posted: Dec 07, 2010 5:10 PM
While you're enraging your political base, you might as well go all out.  Consider the following (reported) White House capitulations...

On energy:

The Obama administration may consider caving to GOP demands to include nuclear and some coal production in a “clean energy standard,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday.

On Israel:

The Obama administration has abandoned attempts to convince Israel to slow West Bank settlement activity, officials said Tuesday, in what appears to be a major setback for a key White House foreign policy initiative.

After months of trying to broker a formula under which Israel would impose a new freeze in return for U.S. incentives, two American officials said the administration had concluded their efforts were not the best way to relaunch negotiations. Talks stalled in September, barely a month after they started.

It has been a strange day, my friends.