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October 29th, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Report: Obama administration official calls Netanyahu a chickens**t

(CNN) – It is no secret relations between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been rocky, at best.

Now the fight between the two 'frenemies' has devolved into the type of name-calling usually reserved for the Facebook comments section.

"The thing about Bibi is, he's a chickens**t," an Obama administration official told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. "The good thing about Netanyahu is that he's scared to launch wars. The bad thing about him is that he won't do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states. The only thing he's interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. ... He's got no guts."

Welcome to Washington where people freely and crudely disparage the courage of others, but they'll only do so anonymously.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer, host of "The Situation Room" joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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