Monday, August 25, 2008

Obama Says Dead Diplomacy Means Israeli Attack on Iran

The Jerusalem Post reported "Barack Obama declared Monday that the world must press Iran through sanctions and diplomacy to stop its nuclear program, so that Israel does not feel its "back is against the wall" and that it therefore has no choice but to attack."

Days ago, the same newspaper predicted world pressure on Iran would lessen, given the schism left from the Russia-Georgia conflict. With diplomacy dead, the logic tree leads to an Israeli raid on Iran's nuclear facilities. Rumors had the surprise attack on Iran coming from Georgian bases.

Vice President Cheney travels to Georgia after speaking at the Republican National Convention. The U.S. and Israel sold weapons and trained Georgian soldiers. Likely, Dick is on his last war promotion tour.

Both sides have drilled for it. All we need is for Ehud Olmert or Ehud Barak to push the first button. Then it cascades downhill, just as Barack Obama predicted. And they'll act like Israel had no choice. Nothing could be further from the truth.