Mixed Signals on Israeli Strike: Biden Says Go, Obama Says No
By John W. Lillpop
Given the frequent contradictions coming from the White House, one can not help but wonder if President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden ever communicate, be it in person, cell phone, e-mail, text messaging, Twitter, or US mail?
How about homing pigeons, foot messengers, or smoke signals?
The latest incident of crossed signals involves the latitude granted by the US to Israel in dealing with the Mullahs of Iran.
As reported at the link below, in part:
"President Obama on Tuesday strongly denied that the United States had given Israel an approval to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.
"Asked by CNN whether Washington had given Israel a green light for such an attack, Obama answered: "Absolutely not."
"In the interview, which was broadcast from Russia, where Obama is on an official visit, he added: "We can't dictate to other countries what their security interests are.
"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."
The two most powerful government officials in the US cannot get their act together on an issue as important as war?
Yet, We the People should entrust these blokes with the health care system for 300 million Americans?
Not on your bloody life!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:08 AM