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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:27 PM

Israeli PM makes appeal to US voters: Elect president willing to draw ‘red line’ with Iran [View all]

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case on Iran directly to U.S. voters Sunday, telling the American public in televised interviews that the White House must be willing to draw a “red line” on Tehran’s nuclear program, comparing Tehran’s nuclear program to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and reminding Americans of the devastating repercussions of failed intelligence.

His remarks were an impassioned election-season plea from a world leader who insists he doesn’t want to insert himself into U.S. politics and hasn’t endorsed either candidate. But visibly frustrated by U.S. policy under President Barack Obama, the hawkish Israeli leader took advantage of the week’s focus on unrest across the Muslim world and America’s time-honored tradition of the Sunday television talk shows to appeal to Americans headed to the polls in less than two months.

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Obama’s Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, has said he is willing to take a tougher stance than Obama against Iran, although his campaign has declined to provide specifics. He has also aligned himself personally with Netanyahu, casting the Israeli leader as a longtime friend.

Meanwhile, Obama is reported to have a strained relationship with Netanyahu, chastising Israel for continuing to build housing settlements in areas disputed with the Palestinians.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/us-diplomat-no-daylight-between-us-israel-on-stopping-iran-from-developing-nuclear-weapon/2012/09/16/daba8028-0001-11e2-bbf0-e33b4ee2f0e8_story.html



For goodness sakes, Romney should just appoint Netenyahu as his Secretary of Defense and Sheldon Adelson as his Secretary of State. I don't think I have ever seen a foreign leader so willing to attempt to manipulate the U.S. election in such an outspoken manner. If there ever was any doubt that a vote for Romney is a vote for war...

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