(Plus: Obama's Foreign Policy Kneejerks Provide Excellent Illustration Of Exactly How He'd Screw Israel)
You know why a nuclear Iran would be a disaster for global security? Obama: World can't let Iran corner Israel Because Israel might do something stupid
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama declared Monday that the world must press Iran through sanctions and diplomacy to stop its nuclear program, so that Israel does not feel its "back is against the wall" and that it therefore has no choice but to attack... Obama stressed that Israel, "one of our strongest allies in the world," would feel hugely threatened given claims by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that he would wipe it off the world map... "My job as president would be to try to make sure that we are tightening the screws diplomatically on Iran... We've got to do that before Israel feels like its back is to the wall"...
What an exquisite example of the soft anti-Israel faux sophistication shared by virtually every single Obama foreign policy adviser: it's not that there's something inherently problematic about letting an apocalyptic Islamic state acquire nuclear weapons but rather that those jumpy Israelis will overreact. Otherwise nuanced American foreign policy diplomats would be able to deftly steer everyone into a tranquil sea of stability. It's not explicitly anti-Israel. It's merely objectively anti-Israel - the implication being that Middle East crises are caused not by the genocidal declarations of Israel's enemies but by Israel's reactions to those intentions. And so when Israel gets around to bombing Iran in response to explicitly genocidal threats coming from across the Iranian political spectrum: who do you think an Obama State Department will blame for "destabilizing" the region?
Actually, Putin's Georgia landgrab showed exactly how Obama's predispositions play out when actual wars erupt. JPost's judgment: Carter-esque. When Russia started bombing, Obama's first impulse was to call for an immediate ceasefire. Now replace Russia with Hezbollah and Georgia with Israel - and you have exactly the same fake neutrality that was used to stop Israel from winning Lebanon II. This tired leftist internationalist impulse - to ignore the objective facts on the ground and pretend that everybody is starting from the same position - inevitably rewards the aggressor who gets to pocket the benefits of the initial violation. Obama's second impulse - to request UN intervention - was actually dumber than it would be in a Russian context than it would be in an Israeli context. But that's only because Russia has a de jure veto in the UNSC while Israel's Arab enemies only yield de facto vetoes in the GA. It's his instinct and his judgment that'll end up with him selling out American allies to global jihadists and a resurgent Russia while he dithers about compromise and international mechanisms.
On the other hand, Pro-Obama Jewish activists are going hi-tech to answer whispering campaigns about how he's a Muslim. I don't actually think that's a significant problem - about the same number of people believe he's a Muslim who believe that UFOs exist - but good for them. Now if only they could explain why their candidate's instincts won't lead to cascading international disasters - that would be super. No wonder the Democrats aren't letting Carter speak in Denver. It would make The One's climactic acceptance speech redundant. And then what would they do with the rented stadium?Short URL:
Obama Figures Out The Real Problem With Iranian Nuclearization
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 14:29:52 EDT in Soetoro