Roger Cohen in The New York Times Magazine writes:
and there's more, too much to go through so read the article in full and get ready to vomit.Balance is something this meticulous diplomat prizes. But a recurrent issue with Ross, who embraced the Jewish faith after being raised in a nonreligious home by a Jewish mother and Catholic stepfather, has been whether he is too close to the American Jewish community and Israel to be an honest broker with Iran or Arabs. Miller, after years of working with Ross, concluded in a book that he â€œhad an inherent tendency to see the world of Arab-Israeli politics first from Israelâ€™s vantage point rather than that of the Palestinians.â€ Another former senior State Department official, who requested anonymity because he didnâ€™t want to jeopardize his relationship with the administration, told me, â€œRossâ€™s bad habit is preconsultation with the Israelis.â€ Ross earned $421,775 from speeches last year, of which more than half came from Israeli and Jewish groups, according to a financial-disclosure statement...
Here is Jeffrey Goldberg's translation:
Roger Cohen, Translated
Roger Cohen's piece in The New York Times Magazine yesterday, on the making of Obama's Iran policy, is not easily understood, so I've run it through the Goldblog Insta-Translator. Here's what was spit out:
The Making of an Iran Policy, by Roger Cohen
Iran is going to get the Bomb. This is okay. Iran's government is not nice. They used to be nice, but not anymore. It doesn't matter. Israel wants to stop Iran from getting the Bomb. One thing is clear: Them Jews is crazy. They must be stopped. Dennis Ross works in the American government. But he's Jewish. Is he too Jewish to talk to Iran? Maybe. But he could make the Jews learn to love the Iranian bomb. It remains to be seen.