Netanyahu to fill plate of new U.S. president
The Kansas City Star
It’s not surprising on the eve of this Election Day in the United States that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back talking tough about bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities.
If the Israeli military had taken the action before the U.S. presidential election, it would have essentially ensured that President Barack Obama would have been re-elected. Instead of the economy being in the forefront for voters, it would have been the possibility of a new war. And voters are unlikely to turn out a wartime president.
By starting up the “let’s get ‘em” talk now, Netanyahu may have helped Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s chances. Romney is viewed as a friend to Israel.
Obama, not so much.