The release of tapes for the Iranian people occurred the same day. Coincidence, or coordinated message management? U.S. President Obama issued a staid new year message, while Israeli President Peres went crazy on Iranian leaders. Was Obama the good cop and Peres the loose cannon bad cop? Haaretz reported:
Dennis Ross is President Obama's neocon. Their preference for solving problems with violence is well established.
Top Israeli and U.S. officials have been holding meetings on Iran.
The senior U.S. official leading the American rapprochement with Iran is Dennis Ross.