Agreed at the request of whom is the big question.
This isn't a very promising start. It looks like AIPAC has already managed to compromise Barack Obama. Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised. Obama's record-breaking fundraising never was fully explainable.
This is the quintessent example of why you should be careful about what you wish for. Could it get worse then Dick Chaney? Well, yes, apparently it could.
Rahm (meaning "lofty one" in Hebrew) is the son a Zionist terrorist and has a known animosity towards even moderate conservatives and libertarians (going so far as to advise colleagues not to appear on the Colbert Report). Further, he's a Clinton Administration retread and a Wall Street insider, fully committed to the corrupt financial system that put the country into its current economic mess. Interestingly, he also served in the army, but not ours, so even though he's a U.S. citizen, it's not clear that his loyalty is foremost to America.
This is not promising, not promising at all. First Obama betrays the Gay community by failing to support (letting fail) Prop 8, now we have a nuevo Jonathan Pollard working as Chief of Staff in the White House. Certainly John McCain was an unacceptable choice, but one would have hoped we could have gotten better than this from the alternative.