11:59 am ET, July 5, 2012
Interesting that Hillary Clinton is going to Israel, right around the time that Romney is planning to be there. If President Obama went, he would risk getting a bumpy reception. Clinton is less likely to be protested or booed than her boss, and her mission could take the edge off of Romney’s trip.
There’s no reason to think the timing is based on the presidential campaign, but there’s also one of Bill Clinton’s favorite expressions to keep in mind: if you see a turtle on a fence post, you know it didn’t get there by itself.