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Daybreak: Romney and Netanyahu Old Friends

Plus Omar Suleiman enters Egypt presidential race, and more in the news

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• In a surprising twist, Benjamin Netanyahu and Mitt Romney have been friends since 1976, when they both started at Boston Consulting Group. [NYT]

• Omar Suleiman, who headed the spy agency during the Mubarak regime, enters the Egyptian presidential race. [Huffington Post]

• Shaul Mofaz, new leader of the Kadima party, gives a revealing, left-leaning interview. [NYT]

• MJ Rosenberg, who came under fire for his use of the phrase ‘Israel firster,’ is leaving Media Matters. [Political Correction]

• Leaked intelligence documents reveal an administration confident about their dealings with Iran. [Washington Post]

• Mike Wallace, former 60 Minutes correspondent, died Saturday at the age of 93 [JTA].

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Andream says:

I’m appalled that Martin Indyk would say that Romney consulting with Bibi about how to handle a question or how to behave diplomatically regarding statements about the Palestinians would imply that Mr. Romney would “subcontract Middle East Policy” to Mr. Netanyahu. What an irresponsible comment! To infer that Israel would be able to dictate American foreign policy if Mr. Romney becomes president and to imply that Mr. Romney would defer to Mr. Netanyahu regarding American foreign policy is an underhanded comment, totally uncalled for, and dangerous to boot. What a thing to say!

Gee, I must have missed the NYT expose in the runup to the 2008 election noting Obama’s friendships with Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and the person to whom he has obviously subcontracted out his Middle East policy: Rashid Khalidi.

The NYT is nothing if not predictable.


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Daybreak: Romney and Netanyahu Old Friends

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