by: David Harris-Gershon on September 4th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
For months, Israel’s leadership has made it appear as though a military strike against Iran may be imminent.
However, some (including myself) have viewed such sabre rattling as nothing more than a bluff – a bluff intended to politically scare up U.S. support for a military strike in an election year.
A report from The Washington Post today makes it appear as though President Obama agrees. For the Obama administration seems to be calling Israel’s bluff.
In short, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been waving Iran before the GOP like a piece of red meat, imploring Republicans to hit Obama hard politically with the spectre of Israel’s vulnerability. Mitt Romney obliged in late July, pledging full support for an Israeli strike.
However, it appears President Obama hasn’t been moved. This much has been made clear by the host of Israeli figures who have been publicly whining recently about the fact that Obama hasn’t been puffing out his chest enough and threatening Iran with our military might.