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July 7, 2009


Jerusalem Post - US President Barack Obama strongly denied that the United States had given Israel an approval to strike Iran's nuclear facilities. US President Barack Obama. . . Asked by CNN whether Washington had given Israel a green light for such an attack, Obama answered: "Absolutely not.". . .

"What is also true is, it is the policy of the United States to try to resolve the issue of Iran's nuclear capabilities," Obama said.

On Sunday, US Vice President Joe Biden was asked on ABC's This Week whether the US would stand in the way militarily if the Israelis decided they needed to take out Iran's nuclear program.

The US "cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do," he said.

"Israel can determine for itself - it's a sovereign nation - what's in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else," he said. . .

Earlier Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his top deputies had not formally asked for US aid or permission for a possible military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, since they feared the White House would not approve.


Anonymous just wondering said...

Since Israel is forcing its native born Arab citizens to swear a loyalty oath to an Israel they claim to be exclusively for Jews, following their example American Jews would have to swear a loyalty oath exclusively to the US. Wonder where Biden and his AIPAC cronies would end up living.

July 7, 2009 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden was given the job of VP for the same reason Cheney was: To babysit a political lightweight. Folks are wrong to think he's just blurting disconnected blather.
By the end of the week Obama will cave and concede that Israel does have the right to suck the US into another sand trap.

July 8, 2009 6:43 AM  

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