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Obama’s Success Trumps Israel’s Defense

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According to a Quinnipiac University poll (November 23, 2011), American voters, 60 – 33 percent, say that economic sanctions on Iran;s purported nuclear weapons program aren’t effective, and 50 percent say the US should take military action to stop Iran if sanctions don’t work. Moreover, 88 percent perceive Iran’s nuclear program as a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” threat to US national security. And according to a January 15th Washington Post-ABC News poll: Americans disapprove of the way Obama has handled the possibility of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons by a 48 to 33 percent margin. “The economy and unemployment rate will almost certainly remain top issues throughout the campaign, but Obama’s Republican challengers see an opening and have already drawn parallels between weakness in the US economy and Obama’s positioning with Iran,” writes Scott Clement in the January 18th Foreign Policy. “……Mitt Romney called Iran ‘the gravest threat to America and the world’ and said that Obama ‘did not do what was necessary to get Iran to be dissuaded from their nuclear folly.’”

Ultimately, the Netanyahu government will do what is best for Israel. Hopefully, the Obama administration will be able to move past politics and do the same for America.

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About the Author: The author is a veteran journalist specializing in geo-political and geo-strategic affairs in the Middle East. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Insight Magazine, Nativ, The Jerusalem Post and Makor Rishon. His articles have been reprinted by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the US Congressional Record.


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5 Responses to “Obama’s Success Trumps Israel’s Defense”

  1. CB says:

    The wisdom of the food stamp president obama. It has been reported that food stamp is up 45% federal handouts are up 32%. America listened to obama and look what happened. If israel listens to obama it could result in a nuclear mushroom cloud. His domestic and foreign policies are disasters. He is a one term president, he should be treated like one. An alleged muslim president protecting the jewish state of israel, really, think that one over. BEST WISHES (BE SAFE) CB

  2. artcohn says:

    Roger Cohen does not remember Munich 1938, when Czech president Benes acceded to British Prime Minister Chamberlain’s wishes, instead of defending his nation. This resulted in the horror of World War 2.

  3. Irvin M says:

    Are you really serious? There was exactly one country, and under Obama, who was willing to veto any plan for statehood for the Palestinians–the US.

    What an extraordinary and uninformed piece.

  4. Johnie Kemp says:

    We talk of attacking Iran without noting the collateral damage that looms globally over our heads: World War 111. The Russians have stated that an attack on Iran will be seen as an attack on Russia. I agree that a war with Iran is probably inevitable for Its leader is a madman and it will not be the first time that a madman has plunged the world into war. But we must tread these waters carefully, always understanding what is at stake. I am not at all sure that fanning the fire with political rhetoric is helpful. Cooler heads need to prevail, must prevail in these talks and in these decisions which are some of the gravest our two nations have ever faced. Not only is the survival of Israel at stake, the survival of the entire Middle East and the world is on the table. It is an issue larger than the personal issues surrounding Bibi and Obama and the upcoming American elections should not even be a consideration.

  5. Johnie Kemp says:

    To CB: perhaps you need to do a little research before commenting on what is political propaganda and not truth. food stamp usage in America was actually higher under Bush. The figures did rise the past few years due to the job market, the real estate bust and the collapse of banks, corporation and industries. Those events were set in motion before Obama was elected to office, the domino effect of disaster did not stop just because there was a new president. The fact is Obama has been very successful in areas of foreign policy and he has mostly fulfilled all his campaign promises to the American public: bin Laden is dead, American troops have left Iraq. Is the world still a mess? Yes, it is. But it is not Obama’s fault any more than it is Netanyahu’s fault that Iran is probably developing nuclear weapons in Israels’s back yard. Speak the truth, that is what is needed.

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