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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'Just do it'?

Would you believe that I agree with something said about Iran by an Obama administration spokesman at the J Street convention?
Well, I do. Tony Blinken, Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, declared that the “loud talk about Iran” was “incredibly counter-productive,” echoing comments made by US President Barack Obama on the same issue.

But he continued by saying that this talk not only drives up the price of oil, conferring more profits to Iran – a point Obama has made – but it also hurts the sanctions efforts and the view of the US-Israel relationship.

“It dilutes the impact of sanctions,” he charged, appearing at the J Street annual conference. “And it feeds false hope that it’s possible to drive a wedge between the United States and Israel.”
Up to there I agree with him, and you can read the rest to see what else he said.

But I suspect my conclusion will be different than the one that Mr. Blinken would draw. My conclusion is, let's stop talking about stopping Iran and just do it. Now.

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At 11:02 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Most Israelis seem to support military action against Iran though, at least as the better of two evils. It depends which sector of Israeli society you look at, but most do now believe that we have to be firm to stop the development of nuclear weapons.


At 11:07 AM, Blogger Matt said...

I would like to know what they think will happen to oil prices when Iran and Saudi Arabia are pointing nuclear weapons at each other, and every Jihadist terrorist in the world has access to them.


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