Dershowitz: How Israel can survive Chuck Hagel
Alan Dershowitz, who supported President Obama before he didn't, discusses what Chuck Hagel's confirmation as Secretary of Defense
means for Israel.
Hagel’s nomination and confirmation now makes it more important than
ever for President Obama to send an unambiguous message to the Iranian
leadership that regardless of who heads the Defense Department, the
president makes policy, and the American policy is clear: to prevent
Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if this requires the use of
force. Containment must be kept off the table, the military option must
be kept on the table, and the mullahs must have no doubt about this
President Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel will provide him a perfect
opportunity to assure the Israeli people and their leaders that he still
has their back and that he will never allow Iran to develop nuclear
weapons – regardless of what his secretary of defense may believe in his
But will Obama say that? It remains to be seen and heard.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Chuck Hagel, Iranian nuclear threat