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Obama: We can get the Israel/Palestine conflict down to a more manageable ‘U.S./Canada’ level of disagreement

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By Doug Powers  •  March 21, 2013 08:35 PM

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Possible alternate translation: Let’s try to boil your century-long clash down to disagreements over things like oil pipelines or timber pricing — that kind of stuff:

Obama described his vision: “There will be a sovereign Palestinian state, a sovereign Jewish state of Israel and those two states can, I think, will be able to deal with each other the same way all states do.”

And then he invoked this example: “I mean, you know, the United States and Canada has arguments once in a while, but they’re not the nature of arguments that can’t be solved diplomatically.”

The Right Scoop: “It just seems like yesterday that Canada was lobbing missiles into Wisconsin.”

Obama might be under the impression that the U.S. and Canada once had a much more rocky relationship that they’ve since overcome, because I’m told Air Force One’s in-flight movie earlier this week was Canadian Bacon:

#TheCanucksAreComing

(h/t Daley Gator)

**Written by Doug Powers

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