In confirming Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense the Obama administration has taken a giant step forward in freeing America from Likud authorship of its foreign policy.
There can be no question that this is long over-due.
For a generation the American public has been lulled into the belief that the war-mongers of Likud speak for Israel.
They don't and they never have.
But thanks to AIPAC, most Americans have been under the impression that they do.
The Hagel confirmation is a stunning rebuke of the AIPAC lobby.