Jesus said, “You’re either with me or against me.” The same is true for the relationship between Israel and the United States when it comes to handling a nuclear Iran. Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak has pled with the United States to assist Israel before time runs out.
President Barack Hussein Obama, considered by many to be a closet Muslim after his time spent in Indonesia, ordered U.S. forces into Libya when the freedom fighters asked for help. That was a good decision. We eliminated a dictator. Now the President must make a more important decision to help our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel, which has asked him for help.
A nuclear Iran would encourage other Middle Eastern countries–such as Egypt and Turkey–to develop nuclear programs. More importantly, Iran could treat an Israeli attack on Hezbollah as an attack on Iran and could retaliate with nuclear weapons. Or, without warning, Iran could fire nuclear missiles into Israel.
Iran already has enough low- and medium-enriched uranium for a small nuclear arsenal, stored in bunkers, says Barak. The Israeli defense minister said that Iran’s activities have “no other explanation” than the attempt to manufacture nuclear weapons
Iran will likely retaliate if the U.S. uses military force against it. The President now must choose the lesser of two evils: To take action now and avert a nuclear Iran, with a Hezbollah attack on Israel likely; or to take action later when Iran has nuclear weapons, and the retaliation would be considerably more devastating.
We need a Reagan-like President whose firm promise to use force unless certain demands are met, will be taken seriously. Washington’s talk of more meetings and more sanctions is valueless. The President has to step forth and lay down a deadline for Iran to back off from its nuclear program, or face the consequences–meaning military force. There is no other option.