November 9, 2011 | Quote

Israel: Trust Obama?

Goldberg is correct in stating: “First, Iran and the U.S. have been waging a three-decade war for domination of the Middle East. If Iran goes nuclear, it will have won this war. American power in the Middle East will have been eclipsed, and Obama will look toothless.” I couldn’t agree more. Even from a purely personal standpoint Obama should recognize he cannot allow this to occur. Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies put it this way to me: “Obama is deeply concerned about his own legacy. He does not want to be remembered as the US president who let Iran go nuclear. It should also be noted that presidents can get a significant boost in popularity during period of conflict (as long as they don’t drag on for years, as we have recently observed).”


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