New Information indicates Obama’s Iran policy puts Israel and America at risk
Mitt Romney’s recent trip to Israel generated media focus on the differences of his foreign policy view versus Obama’s.
Both say Iran cannot be allowed to gain the capability to build nuclear weapons. Obama opposes a near-term military strike on Iran, either by the U.S. or by Israel, to sabotage nuclear facilities that could be misused to produce a nuclear weapon, preferring sanctions and negotiation for now. But he reserves the right to conclude that only a military strike can stop Iran from getting the bomb. Romney appears to present Iran as a clearer U.S. military threat and has spoken in more permissive terms about Israel’s right to act, without explicitly approving of such a step. “Of course you take military action” if sanctions and internal opposition fail to dissuade Tehran from making a nuclear weapon, he has said.
In today’s news, via the New York Times, the results of recent inspections indicate that while Obama was focused on negotiations and sanctions, Iran has been busy moving ever closer to developing a nuclear capability. As long as Obama’s foreign policy amounts to little more than just words, the threat from a nuclear Iran for Israel and the Middle-east, if not the world, will continue to grow until it’s too late. Clearly, Obama has been wrong on Iran.
Iran has already installed three-quarters of the nuclear centrifuges it needs to complete a deep-underground site for the production of nuclear fuel, international nuclear inspectors reported on Thursday. The finding is likely to affirm the belief of Israeli officials that President Obama must make clear his intention to halt Iran’s program or give tacit approval for Israel to act on its own.