Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Tuesday over his plans to address a joint meeting of Congress next week, saying his actions had hurt his nation’s relationship with the United States.
Mr. Netanyahu’s decision to travel to Washington to deliver the speech two weeks before the Israeli elections has “injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it’s destructive of the fabric of the relationship,” Ms. Rice said in an interview on the PBS television program “Charlie Rose.”
Meanwhile the Atlantic:
Obama’s Crystal-Clear Promise to Stop Iran From Getting a Nuclear WeaponJEFFREY GOLDBERG
OCT 2 2012, 3:45 PM ETReuters is reporting that President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu are both satisfied with their non-encounter at the United Nations last week. Both men “left the U.N. meeting with more than they arrived with: Obama with an assurance that Israel would not attack Iran’s nuclear sites before the November 6 U.S. presidential election, and Netanyahu with a commitment from Obama to do whatever it takes to prevent Iran from producing an atomic bomb.”
White House Lowers Bar for Iran Nuke Deal
557 FEB 24, 2015 5:49 PM ESTBy Eli Lake & Josh Rogin
For anyone hoping a nuclear deal with Iran might stop the Tehran government from destabilizing the Middle East or free its political prisoners, the Obama administration has some bad news: It’s just an arms control agreement.
As details of a proposed pact leaked out of the Geneva talks Monday, administration officials told us they will ask the world to judge any final nuclear agreement on the technical aspects only, not on whether the deal will spur Iranian reform.
"The only consideration driving what is part of any comprehensive agreement with Iran is how we can get to a one-year breakout time and cut off the four pathways for Iran to get enough material for a nuclear weapon, period," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. "And if we reach an agreement, that will be the basis upon which people should judge it — on the technical merits of it, not on anything else."
Obama’s chilling Iran nuke lie
By Michael GoodwinFebruary 25, 2015 | 2:08amReports that President Obama agrees Iran should be free to make a nuclear bomb in about 10 years put the lie to his repeated vow never to allow an Iranian nuke. The broken promise is the international twin to his domestic whopper that you “can keep your doctor.”
You can’t, but Iran can keep its enriched uranium, making this lie an even bigger bombshell. As in, bombs away.
It is impossible to overstate the potential catastrophe of the emerging deal. If the terms reported by the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal and others become final, it would mean the United States and leading UN powers give their blessing for the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism to have the ultimate weapon, effectively rewarding Iran for decades of criminal behavior and acts of war against America, Israel and others.
The deal also would launch a new round of nuclear proliferation among Arab states, with Saudi Arabia long promising to get a bomb if Iran does. Others fearful of Iran’s dominance are sure to follow, escalating the tit-for-tat patterns in the region into a nuclear nightmare.
It should be clear that what is destructive to the ‘relationship’ of the USA and Israel is what is THREATENING to Israel’s existence and BTW to the existence of JEWS on earth if you believe without Israel JEWS would be in precisely the position they were in on earth from 133 AD to 1948.
The ultimate result will be the same.
Israel is not Czechoslovakia and when they say NEVER AGAIN they mean ANY ACTION WILL BE HAZARDED
There will be war and historians will wonder just exactly HOW STUPID WAS BARACK OBAMA AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE WHO SUPPORTED AND VOTED FOR HIM
Remember that Americans, if it costs $200 to fill your tank