Obama Squashes Israel’s Plans To Attack Iranon September 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm
Via The Daily Banter:
President Barack Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of war.
Netanyahu had hoped that the Obama administration could be put under domestic political pressure during the election campaign to shift its policy on Iran to the much more confrontational stance that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have been demanding.
But that political pressure has not materialized, and Obama has gone further than ever before in warning Netanyahu not to expect U.S. backing in any war with Iran. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told reporters in Great Britain on Aug. 30 that an Israeli strike would be ineffective, and then said, “I don’t want to be complicit if they (the Israelis) choose to do it.”
It was the first time that a senior U.S. official had made such an explicit public statement indicating the administration’s unwillingness to be a party to a war provoked by a unilateral Israeli attack.
If this means that, by insisting that Israel not be allowed to dictate our foreign policy and drag us into a war we can’t afford, don’t need and certainly don’t want, Obama suddenly hates Jews, than so do I and so do most of the Jews living IN Israel. They don’t want this war being pushed by the Israeli version of American neo-cons anymore than we do.