Well, things are heating up again between the Obama administration and Israel. If you’ve been following, or unable to escape the Trayvon Martin case, and the circus environment that it has produced, you may have missed this latest development.
Late last week, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, stated he feels the Obama administration leaked information about Israel’s covert military activity relating to an attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear program.
Bolton stated, citing information he obtained from Foreign Policy magazine, “I think this leak today is part of the administration’s campaign against an Israeli attack. ,” and went on to describe the serious nature of the leak, “It’s just unprecedented to reveal this kind of information about one of your own allies.”
Bolton reported that Israel had been granted access to airfields in Azerbaijanto, from which the US ally could launch a much more effective air raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities. An air attack initiated directly from Israel is much more logistically complex.
Why would the White House leak the information of an ally? Simply to expose the plan. You’ll recall back in March, Obama asked Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to hold off on military action until after November. Obama is afraid of the American public for a variety of reasons but specific to this situation, he’s worried that a war-weary voting public will castrate him if military action occurs prior to the election. If Israel acts, it is highly likely America will have to provide assistance.
If Bolton’s claim is true, it means that Obama values his re-election more than the friendship and future of Israel. Clearly, spilling the beans is a betrayal of trust. And just as obvious is the dangerous situation Israel and the world would find itself if/when Iran gets nukes.
Given the supreme ruler’s previous clashes with Israel, and specifically Netanyahu, this should come as no surprise to anyone. Obama has proven he will say and do anything in an attempt to get re-elected. To me, this is par for the course.