Will Obama walk the walk on Iran?

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Pres­i­dent Obama’s speech to the Amer­i­can Is­rael Public Af­fairs Com­mit­tee over the week­end showed that he can talk the talk. How­ever, many of us here in the United States and in Is­rael are skep­ti­cal that he will walk the walk when Ira­nian nu­clear push comes to Is­raeli ex­is­ten­tial shove.

Call me can­tan­ker­ous, but it ap­pears that our bet­ters in the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion think that we can deal with a nu­clear-bent Iran by min­i­miz­ing the threat posed un­til Tehran ac­tu­ally mixes the in­gre­di­ents to make a ra­dioac­tive “bat­ter.” Know­ing it will not be at­tacked by Amer­ica ab­sent a fully baked nu­clear “cake,” Iran may stop one step short, but then again, how would we know, and in truth, what dif­fer­ence would it make?

I just hope that Mr. Obama will not join with the rest of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to cau­tion Is­rael against over­re­act­ing when a mush­room cloud rises over Tel Aviv. PAUL BLOUSTEIN Cincin­nati

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