The Call to Arms or is it a shove?
Times reporter Ethan Bronner lays out PM Netanyahu’s campaign to make the United States the guarantor of war against Iran. Netanyahu will meet with Obama on Monday and speak at the AIPAC Conference on Tuesday.
The set-up looks like a pincer movement. Obama agrees to Netanyahu’s terms or Obama will be attacked by the prime minister the next day. The terms? Iron-clad guarantees that if Israel refrains from bombing Iran’s nuclear sites in the near term, the U.S. will do it later. AIPAC members will be lobbying Congress in the following days.
Currently at the top of the Times on line and on page four of the print edition.
Someone said to me this morning that what Obama should say to Netanyahu is: “we won’t outsource the U.S. military to anyone.” Ditto: foreign policy.