21 May 2009

"Don't Ask~Don't Tell" Obama says OK to Israel

Listen?

Can you hear that sound? It's the sound of the Obama "hope" ship sinking under pressure of the Jewish Lobby and Israel? Glub Glub Glub

Spot the difference in the poster below:

JERUSALEM - The U.S. administration of President Barack Obama will not force Israel to state publicly whether it has nuclear weapons, an Israeli official said on Thursday.

He said Washington would stick to a decades-old U.S. policy of "don't ask, don't tell."

Obama's bid to curb Iran's nuclear program through diplomacy has stirred speculation that, as part of a regional disarmament regimen, Israel could be asked to come clean on its own secret capabilities.

But a senior Israeli diplomat, speaking after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his first summit with Obama in Washington this week, said: "This has never happened, nor will it happen with this administration."

Israel is widely believed to have procured the Middle East's only nuclear weapons. It neither confirms nor denies this, under an "ambiguity" policy billed as deterring foes while avoiding the kind of public provocations that can trigger arms races.

Historians say that the Nixon administration forged a tacit policy of not pressing Israel on the matter. The official American reticence angers Iran -- which denies seeking the bomb -- as well as the Arab world. linky link

1 comment:

PlanetMichelle said...

Nor will we see 2 states in Palestine, not that I would ever advocate such lunacy. Obama's tactic is to drag it and not do anything that means anything during his term. Because there is nothing, Israel will either throw Gaza to Egypt and West Bank to Jordan, and well I can't think of what else is there, unless Israel plans to pummel the Arabs some more. Then maybe we will tell the Palestinians "for Gods sake don't get up!"

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