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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Anything to be reelected

If you don't trust Barack Obama, do you trust Hillary Clinton? (That was a rhetorical question - of course I don't). Look at what she said on Wednesday.
“It’s absolutely clear that the president’s policy is to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons capability,” she told the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, when asked whether the US would allow Iran to become a nuclear threshold state, short of actually building nuclear weapons.

The drawing of a red line with Iran, particularly between having a nuclear weapons capability and having an actual nuclear weapon, is a significant point of discussion between the US and Israel.

Israel would like to see a red line drawn sooner in the nuclear weapons process than many have perceived the US has been willing to do.
Don't get your hopes up. After three years of refusing to give such a declaration, it's not going to come easily to the Obama administration - and my guess is that actually doing something to stop Iran will come even harder.
When Clinton was asked Wednesday about America’s willingness to make such a public declaration, she responded, “It’s probably smarter for us to be pressing on the sanctions and the negotiations while we keep our objective of no nuclear capability absolutely clear, instead of setting other benchmarks at this time publicly.”


Clinton demurred on several questions at the Foreign Affairs Committee hearing and an earlier appearance Tuesday before the foreign operations subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, which asked her to spell out what the likely ramifications of an Israeli attack on Iran would be.

But she pushed back against the suggestion made by other members, including Republican presidential candidate Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), that there was scant evidence of Iran’s interest in acquiring nuclear weapons by pointing to the “suspicions” raised by the country’s treatment of International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors.

“If there is no weapons program, what does Iran have to hide? If there is no nuclear weapons program, why are they putting their centrifuges deep underground?” she asked, pointing as well to its increased enrichment of uranium.
Obama will do anything to be reelected and anything to stop Israel from getting in the way by starting a war with Iran. But once the elections are over, their promises are worthless.

What could go wrong?

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