"Yet the anonymous administration official quoted by Goldberg boasted
that Netanyahu was essentially suckered by Obama into holding off on an
attack that could have prevented Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
“It’s too late for him to do anything,” the official said."
years ago, this was a possibility. But ultimately he couldn’t bring
himself to pull the trigger. It was a combination of our pressure and
his own unwillingness to do anything dramatic. Now it’s too late.”
"This statement has reverberations that go far beyond Israel."
administration is signaling to allies, from the Middle East to Eastern
Europe and beyond, that they cannot trust U.S. security guarantees. The
message being sent is that if allies take Obama at his word and follow
his advice, Obama will not only betray them, but they will be mocked and
humiliated for actually believing him."
"The policy of trashing a staunch democratic ally committed to
fighting Islamic extremism, while fostering closer ties to Iran, a
leading state sponsor of terrorism, is a moral outrage."
"If Iran obtains a
nuclear weapon, it will hold the entire region at the mercy of its
radical agenda, expand its terrorism operations, continue to abuse human
rights with impunity and threaten millions of Jews in Israel with
annihilation. But even if one puts morality aside and discards
idealistic notions about defending U.S. values abroad — even, in other
words, from the perspective of realpolitik — it is hard to see Obama’s
Middle East strategy as anything but an abysmal failure."