So, remember that hit-piece-esque article by Jeffrey Goldberg about deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations? The one where he repeatedly says that a “senior administration official” referred to Benjamin Netanyahu as “a chickenshit”? Well, Goldberg would just like to make it clear that the nasty insult wasn’t the point of his piece:

Right. Do you buy that? Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol sure doesn’t, and he let Goldberg know:

That just about sums it up, yep.

Editor’s note: Extraneous text from an earlier draft has been removed from this post.

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