I take This Observation as EncouragingAs noted at Harry's Place.
"If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I’m going to do everything in my power to stop that,” Obama said at the time. “And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing."
As Gene observes in an update:
And while Obama was saying these things, there were people (among them some of our commenters) accusing him of being secretly hostile to Israel– which just goes to prove that the dopiness on this issue is not all on one side.