With all due respect, President Obama has to convince many beyond PM Netanyahu that he can be trusted vis a vis Iran. He needs to convince many others in Israel; should he fail, PM Netanyahu may cease quickly to be the PM. Might that be President Obama’s hope?

President Obama also has to convince the powers that be in Iran. Of no less importance, he also has to convince many Americans. We will eventually see whether he succeeds. I doubt that he will.

‘PM needs to ensure he can trust Obama on Iranian threat’ | JPost | Israel News.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
03/09/2013 20:19
Director of the Institute for National Security Studies Yadlin says there are not high expectations for Obama’s visit, but an attempt to reach an understanding between 2 men who do not share a high level of trust.

Obama and Netanyahu meeting in NY, Sept. 2011

Obama and Netanyahu meeting in NY, Sept. 2011 Photo: Reuters

During US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will need to work out whether or not he can rely on the US for support in the case of a military strike on Iran, Director of the Institute for National Security Studies, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin said Saturday.

Speaking on Channel 2’s “Meet the Press” program, the former Military Intelligence chief said that there are not high expectations for Obama’s visit. “This is an attempt to reach…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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  1. Bill says:

    It’s not Obamas job to assure the security of Netanyahus job. That’s up to Netanyahu himself. Obamas job is to assure the security of the USA and it’s citizens. Israel is important to the extent that Israel is useful to that end. The personal fortunes of Netanyahu are not at all important.

    Some folks might like to read what Hans Blix has to say about Iran vs. Iraq, since he was right about Iraq, unlike the lying lackies of the GW Bush administration. Don’t make the same mistake again.

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/03/06-9

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