So what’s your solution, Mr. Secretary, more sanctions? Well that hasn’t gotten the world very far, has it? Haven’t sanctions been imposed and all the while the Iranians continue to build their nuclear program?
It appears that US Defense Sec’y Robert Gates is the latest in a long line of Obama administration officials warning Israel not to use a military strike against Iran to delay their nuclear program, which will threaten Israel’s very existence.
According to Ynet: “US Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned this week that an Israeli attack on Iran would have dangerous consequences, and claimed that Tehran’s acquisition of a nuclear bomb can be prevented only if “Iranians themselves decide it’s too costly,” the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Speaking to students at Marines Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, Gates said that while an Israeli strike would likely delay the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program one to three years, it would also “cement their (Iranians) determination to have a nuclear program, and also build into the whole country an undying hatred of whoever hits them.”
First of all, even a delay would benefit Israel, and secondly, what is your solution. You have been asleep at the wheel for years as Iran continues to thumb their nose at UN sanctions , and have progressed beyond the stage of enriching uranium. Your policy has been a failure. Why does the Obama administration continue to threaten Israel, an ally, while pander to Iran, the enemy?