Abdeen is correct for the most part. BUT, he cut’s Obama too much slack.
Berry does have political space and ammunition: he is not faced with re-election; he is the President of the United States and appoints all heads of all executive branches, including Treasury. If he wished, he could cause the end of tax exemptions for all those millions that go to support the settlements and the fanatic zionists. He could, if he wished, INCLUDE Israel in the budget cuts that will effect every citizen of THIS country. He could even END tax payer dollars, if he wished to take on the challenge. He just simply does not want to face off against the Israel supporters. He has NO real moral center. Like he said: he’s a politician.