Saturday, May 8, 2010
"Why has President Barack Obama decided to foment a crisis in US relations with Israel? ... It is not credible to argue that Jerusalem's local planning board's decision to approve the construction of 1,600 housing units in Ramat Shlomo drove cool Obama into a fit of wild rage at Prime Minister Binyamin Netenyahu. Obama himself claims that he launched a political war against Israel in the interest of promoting peace. But this claim, too, does not stand up to scrutiny. ... First, Obama's assault on Israel is likely related to the failure of his Iran policy. ... By this line of thinking, if Israel simply returned to the indefensible 1949 armistice lines, Iran's centrifuges would stop spinning, and Syria al-Qaida, the Taliban, Hizbullah, Hamas and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards would all beat their swords into plowshares. Second, even more important that its usefulness as a tool to divert the public's attention away from his failure of Iran policy, Obama's assault on Israel may well be aimed at mantaining that failed policy. ... That is, the anti-Israel campaign may be a means to force Israel to stand by as Obama allows Iran to build a nuclear arsenal", Caroline Glick at Frontpage Mgazine, 22 March 2010, link: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/03/22/obamas-war-on-Israel/
Obama's letting Iran build nukes jeopardizes US interests in the Middle East. Does he not know this? Bad? Or does he know it? Worse. What Iran policy?