News Analysis – Obama Puts His Own Mark on Foreign Policy Issues – NYTimes.com

Mr. Obama in recent days has backed down in his clash with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. But during his news conference closing the nuclear meeting on Tuesday, he seemed to signal a renewed determination to reinsert himself into the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

By describing the long-running conflict as a threat to American security, he effectively adopted the argument of Gen. David H. Petraeus, his Middle East commander, who recently warned that the region’s troubles created a dangerous environment for American troops stationed in nearby Iraq and elsewhere in the area.

via News Analysis – Obama Puts His Own Mark on Foreign Policy Issues – NYTimes.com.

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