There is a potential up-side: that his racist views would appall so many Americans, including those in Congress, that President Obama just might be compelled to take a harder stance in US-Israel relations. I have to believe that it would be difficult to justify to the American public the US's continued massive military support to a supposed "ally and friend" one of whose leaders was advocating ethnic cleansing or even genocide of Palestinian Arabs.
Avigdor Lieberman: In his own words
"If it were up to me I would notify the Palestinian Authority that tomorrow at 10 in the morning we would bomb all their places of business in Ramallah."
"World War Two ended with the Nuremberg trials. The heads of the Nazi regime, along with their collaborators, were executed. I hope this will be the fate of the collaborators in [the Knesset]."
"We'll move the border. We won't have to pay for their unemployment, or health, or education. We won't have to subsidise them any longer."
"When there is a contradiction between democratic and Jewish values, the Jewish and Zionist values are more important."
"A real victory can be achieved only by breaking the will and motivation of Hamas to fight us, as was done to the Japanese in the last days of World War Two."