The last time any agreement between the U.S. and another Middle-East country
occured and actually worked was when President Carter got Israel and Egypt to
agree back in 1979. And ironically Obama blew up that up by getting rid of
Mubarack. Iran sees weakness and oppportunity with the U.S.
We should not answer to Israeli wants, although that has been past policies.
Israeli demands and our past policies have put us in a diplomatic box. They are
not and never were a "stabilizing" influence in the region, just the
opposite.Cut them off, they are big boys now. We have our own objectives.
Who says the US isn't "standing up" to Iran? Sure, they would like
to be free of US imposed sanctions, but the Israeli goal is just as plain -
talking us into attacking their neighbors. What Netanyahu does is not
leadership. It's lobbying. It might not be wrong, but it might not always
be truthful, either.TRUTH's accusation makes sense - until you
realize that bin Laden is dead, and that we're willing to conduct drone
attacks on our own ally, Pakistan, in order to kill more terrorists. You
won't do that kind of thing IF you are "one of them".
@ alt134:Israel has been our strongest ally in that region for many
decades, and thus, deserves to be listened to. The leaders of Israel are lot
more believable than the leaders of Iran. Not even close. Based on
the history of past actions, Obama is extremely naive if he starts warming up to
Iran at this point with their talk only and no positive meaningful actions yet
taken. Iran has a proven history of doing exactly what Netanyahu is saying.
They keep creating temporary diversions and ploys in an effort to buy more time
for their nuclear bomb ambitions. The false hopes of the outside world then keep
getting dashed. The real people in charge of Iran, the Islam
clerics, have not changed. Iran's president is and has always been their
puppet. This time is no different. He was afraid to shake Obama's hand
because it might not look good to those clerics back home. Totally a puppet.
Iran has stated many times they will not be satisfied until Israel is
extinguished from the earth. We need to stand strong in the face of
proven terrorist countries. Iran is at or near the top of that list.
This is the same Netanyahu who wants us to attack Syria. We shouldn't be in
the business of just doing whatever Israel wants.
fools have already been fooled
Netanyahu needs to understand something.....Obama is one of them! And if
Netanyahu doesn't see that, he is the one being fooled!
Don't be fooled by Israel's old leader, either. We must be cautious
but never forget that Israel has it's own agenda and Americas' defense
department credit card.
I could only dream of having a leader like Netanyahu! America is in sore need of
a leader that isn't afraid of leading.