I don’t know what Obama thought, but I was deeply offended by Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech in which he suggested that the United States owes Israel big time because we didn’t bomb Auschwitz during WWII. That Netanyahu would say something so insulting in our own country suggests to me that not only is the man ungrateful for our sacrifice in WWII, he’s deeply manipulative too.
If Israel bombs Iran, that country’s leaders might easily conclude that the United States gave its blessing to such an attack. Under those circumstances, Iran could attack our forces in the area, which then would require Obama to order a retaliatory strike.
Obama could avoid this by pulling American troops out of the area and ships out of the Persian Gulf. As our own war games have shown, our ships won’t easily survive massed attacks by Iran speedboats and cruise missiles in such a confined waterway. If we suffer any losses, we’ll pulled into a war against our will. And Netanyahu will get what he’s wanted all along–the US fighting Iran for him.
Right now the biggest threat to America isn’t Iran. It’s Benjamin Netanyahu.