Hypocrite: As Euro ambassadors lobby Congress, Obama whines Israeli 'interference' is 'unprecedented'
Let's go to the videotape.
There's a big IF there, isn't there?
If in fact my argument is right – that this is the best way for Iran not to get a nuclear weapon – then it's not just good for the U.S., but it's also very good for Israel.Haaretz adds:
Obama was interviewed by CNN's Zakaria last Thursday, hours before Chuck Schumer, the Senate's leading Jewish Democrat, announced he would oppose the agreement. Congress is expected to vote in September on a measure disapproving the deal, which Obama has promised a swift veto. Lawmakers would then have to find enough votes to override the president.Can't wait to see the full interview. I'll bet Zakaria didn't ask him why the European ambassadors interfering was okay while Netanyahu interfering was not. It's not Zakaria's style.
The interview is set to air as Obama vacations on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard.
He was not expected to spend much, if any, time reaching out to lawmakers on the Iran nuclear deal while he is away from Washington. "I think most of the president's time on Martha's Vineyard will be spent with his family or on the golf course or a bit of both," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
In the interview, Obama did not answer directly when asked whether he would have to use military force to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon if the deal falls through.
"I have a general policy on big issues like this not to anticipate failure," Obama said. "And I'm not going to anticipate failure now because I think we have the better argument."