Biden: Israel Is Free to Deal With Iran; Obama: Israel Is Not Free To Deal With Iran
Amateur hour continues…
Yesterday, Biden said this:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israel has a sovereign right to decide what is in its best interest in dealing with Iran’s nuclear ambitions whether the United States agrees or not, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled that he agrees with U.S. President Barack Obama’s end-of-the-year deadline for progress in efforts to engage Iran diplomatically to resolve dispute over its nuclear program.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” program, Biden said Israel can determine for itself how best to deal with the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
“We cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do when they make a determination, if they make a determination, that they’re existentially threatened,” Biden said.
This is Obama today:
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday strongly denied that the United States had given Israel an approval to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Asked by CNN whether Washington had given Israel a green light for such an attack, Obama answered: “Absolutely not.”
This is apparently what Obama calls “leadership.”Tags: Asshats, Domestic Issues, Politics