Joe emails: I am hearing that the AIPAC conference is going about as well as a Wagner concert at a Hadassah banquet.
Lots of AIPAC donors are absolutely convinced that Obama is about to announce a plan to condition aid payments and other benefits for Israel on agreements to a George Mitchell imposed timetable, with real deadlines. And there is simply no one of any power who will oppose him on this. Not Clinton, Biden, Emanuel and nobody in Congress. With the Republicans completely castrated, there is, for the first time in a very long time, almost complete single mindedness on foreign policy, and not in favor of Israel. Even George H.W. Bush at his worst had to worry about domestic implications when taking on Israel. Obama has no such issues.