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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Krauthammer on Obama's nuclear summit

Charles Krauthammer rips President Obama's farcical nuclear summit that took place in Washington this past week.
All this during a week when top U.S. military officials told Congress that Iran is about a year away from acquiring the fissile material to make a nuclear bomb. Then, only a very few years until weaponization.

At which point the world changes irrevocably: The regional Arab states go nuclear, the Non-Proliferation Treaty dies, the threat of nuclear transfer to terror groups grows astronomically.

A timely reminder: Syria has just been discovered transferring lethal Scud missiles to Hezbollah, the Middle East’s most powerful non-state terrorist force. This is the same Syria that was secretly building a North Korean–designed nuclear reactor until the Israeli air force destroyed the facility three years ago.

But not to worry. Canadian uranium is secured. A nonbinding summit communiqué has been issued. And a “Work Plan” has been agreed to.

Oh, yes, and there will be another summit in two years. The dream lives on.
Sitting in Israel, I keep wondering whether I'm actually getting a real picture of what's going on in the US or is my picture limited by the publications and writers I choose to read? Do most Americans agree that what happened in Washington last week was a farce par excellence? Or were they taken in by it?

Comments appreciated.


At 3:58 AM, Blogger Historyscoper said...

Iran's leaders practice the Shiite doctrine of Taqiyya, lying to infidels to advance the cause of Islam. When it comes to nukes, they will forever deny building them until they get enough to hand to their Hezbollah friends for suicide attacks in Israel, then deny knowledge while praising Allah. It's time the U.S. quit waiting for this and did to Iran what it already did to Iraq, since they are one problem not two.


At 5:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to sound cynical but I don't think that Americans generally think about these types of things.

At 6:14 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

In my opinion, I don't think Obama got the world behind Iran sanctions. And as Benny Morris has already observed, they are going to be so weak as to be meaningless and the one thing they won't do is stop Iran.

That really leaves the next move up to Israel.

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


here in cali, we have 12 percent unemployment...people are worried about putting food on their table...not what is going on in the middle east or with a bunch of politicians getting together to talk nukes

fox likes to crow about their great ratings, but their are shows on cartoon network that garner more viewers.

this is not about being cynical...its about what is important to people today.

for 8 years people saw terrorism and the threat of nukes being politicized...you can only cry wolf so often.

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Carl from Jerusalem,

America is actually pretty simple. Picture the world's strongest military protecting the world's fattest people led by world's biggest farce. Got it?


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