Israel told the truth, Sarkozy and Obama didn’t listen
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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I wonder if Tom Fingar, Vann Van Diepen, and Kenneth Brill look over their shoulders very often.
Refresh my memory: didn’t Obama “lead from behind” at the behest of Nicolas Sarkozy to bomb the living daylights out of Libya to “liberate” its oil to France, etal? Correct me if I misremember.
In which case, Sarkozy and Obama are “allies”, alright. Allied against the only democracy in the Middle East, which controls no oil production.
Politics, power and winning elections are far more important to democrats than national security or any other issue.
Caroline Glick is by far the best writer out of Israel.
I’m not surprised by Sarkozy. He’s just another cheese-eating surrender monkey. Real Frenchmen are busy becoming citizens of other nations. Thanks to throwing the doors open to a flood of Muslims there aren’t many real Frenchmen left.
I’m only surprised that we found out about Obama’s comments. It’s another “bitter clingers” moment. It should help ensure that he loses some support from those who support Israel. Of course, if they supported Israel they probably weren’t Obama voters anyway.
You got it! Charles Martel must be spinning in his grave.
Israel, Taiwan, what’s the difference? They are equally expendable. Obama even sold out his maternal grandparents, the same people who raised him. He has no soul, only ambition.