For Mr Obama there is still time for diplomacy and sanctions to take effect. But the fundamental problem remains: as Iran's nuclear facilities go underground, Israel's window of opportunity to act militarily runs out long before that of the Americans."We can defend ourselves and have many friends at our side," that's a mistake. Israel has no real friends. United States President Barack Hussein Obama backtracked immediately after his poorly rehearsed reassurances. The venom in his voice and body language was clear to everyone with eyes and ears. Pay attention to what Obama is really saying!
And that leaves one central question unanswered: is Israel ready to forego a strike against Iran trusting that the Americans will act at some point in the future?
Obama’s naive response: “I think it’s entirely legitimate to say that this is a regime that does not share our world-view.”
Huh? A difference in world-view?
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asserted that Iranian nukes are a religious obligation. In the eyes of the ayatollahs, the best and final treatment for what ails Iran — they call the malady “Westoxification” — is a nuclear cure.
Pure, simple, deadly and disastrous.
Regardless of what Obama told AIPAC, it’s clear he’s willing to let the Iran problem metastasize. But Israel can’t afford much delay and has zero room for error here.
Let’s hope Obama gets that point. Soon.