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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Israel's vote of no confidence

Earlier this week, I reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak stonewalled a demand from US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that Israel give warning to the United States before attacking Iran. But is Israel really planning to attack Iran without warning the US? Jonathan Tobin explains.
The problem lies not with Netanyahu’s unwillingness to consult as much as it does with Obama’s hostility and untrustworthiness. Though the president has continued to issue forth rhetoric deploring Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he has also acted in such a way as to undermine any Israeli faith that he takes the issue seriously. Three years of Obama’s ineffective diplomacy on the matter have merely allowed the Iranians to move closer to the moment when they can announce a successful nuclear test. Since Obama has shown himself reluctant even to enforce the tough sanctions that might give the Iranians a reason to step back from the brink, it is understandable that the Israelis have no confidence that he would, if push came to shove, use force to stop the Iranian bomb. Even more to the point, they may fear he would try to stop their last-ditch effort to spike the Iranian nukes or in some way sabotage it.

That Israel would even think about an attack on Iran without consulting first with America is tangible proof of just how much damage Barack Obama has done.
Indeed. And then he wonders why we won't move ahead with the 'peace process' based on his guarantees.

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At 1:58 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

His posse was so verbal about the Seals after the Bin Laden operation that I'm not sure who he might brag to in order to make himself feel important. Loose lips sink ships.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger Charles said...

Who is Obama? Is he just a left wing politician or is he a Muslim Islamist (in addition to being the former)?


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