Obama’s political ambitions are directly proportional to his ostensible appreciation of Israel’s quest for “peace.” “”I’m confident,” Obama said, “that Israel is ready and willing to make some of these concessions if they have the confidence that the Palestinians can enforce an agreement.”" Ready and willing, o Senator from Illinois? Ready and willing? Is that how you spoke about Israel when you were a Chicago-based politician? Ready and willing, huh? And this is your honest and sincere position, I take it.