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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:24 PM

Netanyahu: ‘No Doubt’ Obama And Romney Are Equally Committed To Forbidding Iran From Going Nuclear

Source: TPM

Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked if he believes President Obama and Mitt Romney are equally committed to preventing Iran from going nuclear.

"I have no doubt that they're equally committed to preventing that," he said. "It's a vital American interest. It's an existential interest in my case, so this isn't the issue. We're united on this across the board."

He repeatedly declined to address Romney's charge that Obama has thrown Israel under the bus.

"You're trying to get me into the American election and I'm not going to do that," he said. "There's no bus and we're not going to get into that discussion. ... The only bus that is really important is the Iranian nuclear bus. That's the one that we have to derail. And that's my interest -- that's my only interest."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. He's figuring he has to

live with Obama after next January.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 12:41 PM

2. He's had a look at his breakfast, he has seen the toast, and he knows what side his bread is

buttered on!

I will say one thing for Bibi, and it is something I admire in a public figure--it is hard as hell to trip that guy up. He is "focused like a laser beam" on the issues that are important to him, and he will not be moved. He turns to granite when people try to goad him.

He has made a calculation, I think, and he has calculated that RMoney is going to be beaten like a rented mule.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:42 PM

4. "RMoney is going to be beaten like a rented mule. "

That sounds like a Dan Ratherism.

Wat

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Response to watrwefitinfor (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:39 PM

8. I guess Molly Ivins, but I'm guessing she got it from somewhere. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:06 PM

3. If he didn't want to get involved in our politics...why did he have a private meeting with Romney?

Why did he give a speech with the ReThug House of Representatives? He LIES like the rest of the right wing...fits right in and would feel at home with Romney and his rich backer...Sheldon Adelson and lord knows who else donates to those secret pacts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:43 PM

5. FUCK

HIM .I hope they get rid of him in israel

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:32 PM

6. He tried to derail Pres. Obama -- didn't work. Now, he is back-tracking. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:38 PM

7. Hey, Romney--the tire marks Bibi just left on your ass are visible from space....nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:55 PM

10. You reckon nutjob-land sees things this way too?

(Tire-marks certainly visible from here in Europe!).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:55 PM

9. Baring total global nuclear disarmament,

I don't see how Israel, USA or any other country has the right to dictate to Iran what means it uses to defend it's territory or what use it makes of nuclear energy.
Unlike the USA and Israel, Iran has not preemptively attacked another nation in over 300 years. It seems to me that Iran should be more trusted to use nuclear power peacefully than all other nuclear states...esp. USA and Israel. Iran is not a warlike country and I am tired of Israel dictating the foreign policy of the USA.
This Netanyahu performance is entirely political and I am not sure who it is serving on this side of the Atlantic. It may not be what we think it is and October surprises are to be expected in presidential campaign years.

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Response to Proletariatprincess (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:11 PM

14. Iran is not a warlike country??

Persian Civil War-(1779-1794)
Georgian-Persian War-(1795-1796)
Afghan-Persian War-(1798)
Russo-Persian War-(1804-1813)
Afghan-Persian War-(1816)
Turkish-Persian War-(1821-1823)
Russo-Persian War --(1825-1828)
Afghan-Persian War-(1836-1838)
Afghan/Anglo-Persian War-(1855-1857)
Persian Revolution -(1906-1909)
Mohammed Ali's Invasion -(1911)
Anglo-Russian Invasion and Occupation of Persia -(1911)
Soviet Invasion of Persia -(1920-1921)
Persian Revolution -(1921)
Arab Rebellion in Khuzistan -(1932)
Anglo-Soviet Invasion and Occupation of Persia -(1941-1946)
Kurdish Rebellion -(1941-1944)
Azeri Rebellion -(1945)
Kurdish Mahabad Rebellion -(1946)
Anti-Mossadeq Coup -(1953)
Iran-Iraq Border Battles -(1969-1970)
Kurdish Rebellion -(1970-1980)
Iranian Seizure of Gulf Islands -(1970-1980)
Dhofar War-(1973-1975)
Islamic Revolution in Iran -(1979-1980)
U.S.-Iran Hostage Crisis--(1979-1981)
The First Persian Gulf War (also known as the Iran-Iraq War)—(1980-1988)
The Tanker War -(1984-1988)
PEJAK Kurdish Rebellion -(1998-Present)
Jundallah Sunni Rebellion -(2003-Present)

I don't know about you, but I'm kinda thinking Iran is not such a peace-loving state, and they have a pronounced tendency to preemptively attack other nations - mainly Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 04:12 PM

11. Beni Is Trying To Avoid Appearance That Adelson Is Pulling The Strings

Particularly after Adelson's newspaper just printed Beni's denial that he was trying to influence the U.S. election. Makes one think that he is protesting a bit too much even though he is in the US news as much as Romney.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 04:13 PM

12. "You're trying to get me into the American election and I'm not going to do that," <--LOL LIE!

Somebody knows Romney isn't going to win in November and now he's backpedaling his conniving ass up!

Sorry, Bibi, is anyone fooled on that one?

PB

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 04:22 PM

13. Too funny but also too late, Barbara Boxer publicly chided Netanyahu about Obama/Iran

however Netanyahu's Foreign Ministry headed by Avigdor Lieberman is taking over the ankle biting but from a different angle Obama is weak on stopping the 'radicalization' of Arab countries or something

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