The Obama Team has a plan to go nuclear if it looks like he will lose the election.
What is the nuclear plan? Obama’s nuclear plan is a plan born of desperation. Obama’s approval numbers remain dismal, at well below 50%. Anyone who has ever been around politics knows that if your approval rating is below 50% you are cooked because undecided voters always break for the challenger.
So what is Obama’s nuclear option? It involves nuclear weapons. It involves Iran’s nuclear weapons.
Obama’s nuclear option for the election is war. It would more than likely be a war or some type of military engagement with Iran. Tensions have been high in the Persian Gulf as Iran gets perilously close to developing nuclear weapons. Iranian defector Reza Kahlili clams Iran already has a nuclear weapon.
If Israel strikes Iran and the United States commits its forces to help Israel, the political upside for Barack Obama is limitless. First, Jewish voters would flock to Obama and forgive him for his previous snubs of Israel. Second, Americans always rally around the President in a time of crisis.
U.S. presents Israel with Iran strike plan
JERUSALEM—An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that the Obama administration’s top security official has briefed Israel on U.S. plans for a possible attack on Iran, seeking to reassure it that Washington is prepared to act militarily should diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Tehran to abandon its nuclear enrichment program.
A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential talks, said the article in the Haaretz daily was incorrect.
Haaretz said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon laid out the plans before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a dinner at a visit to Israel earlier this month. It cited an unidentified senior American official as the source of its report, which came out as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was telling Israel he would back an Israeli military strike against Iran.
The American official also said Donilon shared information on U.S. weapons that could be used for such an attack, and on the U.S. military’s ability to reach Iranian nuclear facilities buried deep underground, the newspaper said. It cited another U.S. official involved in the talks with Israel as concluding that “the time for a military operation against Iran has not yet come.”
The Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential meeting, said, “Nothing in the article is correct. Donilon did not meet the prime minister for dinner, he did not meet him one-on-one, nor did he present operational plans to attack Iran.” He had no information when asked if Donilon had discussed any kind of attack plans with any Israeli official. Haaretz said another Israeli official attended for part of the meeting.
The U.S. Embassy had no immediate comment. Haaretz cited Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, as declining to comment on the confidential discussion between Netanyahu and Donilon. The White House also declined comment.
Both Israel and the U.S. think Iran’s ultimate aim is to develop weapons technology, and not just produce energy and medical isotopes as Tehran claims. U.S. officials are concerned that Israel might attack Iranian nuclear facilities prematurely, and have been trying to convince Israeli leaders they can depend on Washington to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
Israeli leaders have repeatedly said they would not contract out their country’s security to another nation.
In Jerusalem on Sunday, a top Romney foreign policy adviser told reporters, “If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing the capability (to build a nuclear weapon), the governor would respect that decision.” Romney also thinks the option of a U.S. attack should also be on the table.
- White House Reportedly Briefs Israel On Possible Iran Attack Plans (huffingtonpost.com)