Obama's temerity was the functional equivalent of a wife saying to her husband, "I love you, but could you please take out the garbage once in a while?" Netanyahu, the domineering husband, blows up when he hears a "but."
The administration's seeming decision to go all-AIPAC-all-the-time would be jarring even if 2011 were not the year of the Arab Spring.
Obama's AIPAC speech would have been the perfect time for Obama, while upholding his commitment to Israel, to challenge AIPAC's militarism and national chauvinism.