Joel Gehrke @ The Washington Examiner:
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney agreed that Israel’s finds itself in a more dangerous foreign policy situation than it did five years ago, before President Obama took office.
The concession came apropos of the statement Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., made in support of Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Defense Secretary.
“Senator Hagel realizes the situation in the Middle East has changed, with Israel in a dramatically more endangered position than it was even five years ago,” Schumer said.
When a reporter asked Carney to respond to that statement — especially the idea that Israel has become less secure during the Obama presidency — the press secretary demurred, but only at first.