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Monday, February 8, 2010

Growing Calls for Obama to strike Iran

With Iran announcing the production of attack drones with surveillance capabilities and its continual antagonism towards Israel; two prominent Republicans have joined the bandwagon in calling on President Obama to strike Iran or back an Israeli strike on Iran.

Over the weekend, former Alaksan Governor Sarah Palin, who was  John McCain's running mate in 2008, predicted that Obama could actually win in 2012 if he backs Israel and decides to strike Iran. She stated "say he decided [President Obama]  to declare war on Iran or decide to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel–which I would like him to do. That changes the dynamics of what we can assume will happen between now and three years. Because I think if the election were today, Obama would not be elected.”

Former Governor Mike Huckabee, who ran in the last Presidential election and hosts his own show on Fox News,  stated on a recent trip to Israel that the U.S. should support an Israeli strike on Iran.  Huckabee explained his justification for a U.S.-backed Israeli strike on Iran. He stated that Mahmoud Ahmadenijad's    "rhetoric says that the Great Satan is the United States. So he sees Israel as a little devil, but he sees the Unites States as the Great Satan. Anything that is done to Israel is not being targeted solely toward Israel. The ultimate target is the United States."

Unfortunately, Huckabee, opined that Obama is "more concerned whether Jewish families build bedrooms on their apartments."

The problem, as Huckabee correctly eluded to,  is that the Obama Administration does not have the philosophical mindset to support a strike on Iran. Perhaps, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton summed up the Administration's position regarding Iran when she said  on CNN "in terms of a country, obviously a nuclear-armed country like North Korea or Iran pose both a real or a potential threat, but I think that most of us believe the greater threats are the trans-national non-state networks," referring to Al-Qaeda.

Shortly after Mrs. Clinton made her remarks, Iran announced that it intends on producing a 20-percent grade uranium which will undoubtedly be used as a nuclear warhead to attack Israel.