Commentary on the claim by Nicholas Sarkozy, with a willing acknowledgement, that Benjamin Netanyahu was a liar, from Caroline Glick (h/t reader John):

Since Iran’s nuclear weapons program was first  revealed to the public in 2004, Israel has provided in-depth intelligence  information proving Iran’s malign intentions to the likes of Sarkozy, Obama and  the UN. And for seven years, the US government – Obama included – has claimed  that it lacked definitive proof of Iran’s intentions.

Obama wasted the  first two years of his administration attempting to charm the Iranians out of  their nuclear weapons program. He stubbornly ignored the piles of evidence  presented to him by Israel that Iran was not interested in cutting a  deal.

Perhaps Obama was relying on the US’s 2007 National Intelligence  Estimate about Iran’s nuclear weapons program. As Israel said at the time, and  as this week’s IAEA report proves, it was the NIE – which claimed that Iran  abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003 – not Israel that deliberately  lied about the status of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the US  intelligence community that purposely deceived the American government and  people about the gravest immediate threat to US national  security.

Israel, including Netanyahu, was telling the truth.

Having wasted 2 1/2 years trying to cajole and entice the Iranians into negotiaitons “without preconditions,” Obama finds himself in a bind, as does the region. Blaming Bibi no more helps solve the problem of an Iranian nuke than does blaiming Bush for current unemployment.

 
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