You think he's angling to be ambassador to the US?
The Obama administration will be thrilled if Ehud Barak
becomes the ambassador to the United States (as has been discussed).
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a friend of Israel, Defense
Minister Ehud Barak said in his parting speech to the Knesset Foreign
Affairs and Defense Committee Monday.
"I met the new Secretary of
Defense of the US, and I found someone who supports Israeli security,"
Barak stated. "There was exaggerated criticism against him."
According to the outgoing Defense Minister, there is more "intimacy" between the US and Israel than ever before.
is an understanding in the US that Israel is solely responsible for its
own security, military and intelligence," Barak added.
Any gaps between the US and Israel on Iran, Barak explained, have to do with "the pace of the ticking of the clock."
everyone agrees that Iran is striving to gain nuclear power and
regional hegemony," he said. "If Iran succeeds in gaining nuclear
capabilities, it will influences the Saudis, Turkey and Egypt to do the
same. It will be the end of the Non-Proliferation Treaty."
What could go wrong?
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Chuck Hagel, Ehud Barak