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Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Reader comment on item: Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel

Submitted by Barry Black (United States), Sep 4, 2012 at 15:02

I made a comment to a blog that if you're a woman who cares about women's right, then you can't vote for Romney. And if you're a Jew who cares about Israel, then you can't vote for Obama. And if you're a Jewish woman, then you just can't vote! That just about sums up this US election. Obama is playing a strategic game of pushing Israel into a corner, while he pursues a policy of containment towards Iran.

Obama wants to be the president who solves the Israeil-Palestinian imbroglio, but more than likely at the expense of Israel and Iran is the key. Israel cannot afford to attack Iran with the current state of international affairs and economic factors. Iran will not be allowed to assemble a nucear weapon outright, but will be permitted to have the components to make a run as a foil against Israel. Obama, as well as others in diplomatic circles, know that a balance of power promotes compromise.

But under a second Obama term, it will be Israel who does the compromising. Also, whenever you elect a president you also elect his wife and I just wonder where her sympathies lie? I have this feeling that Michelle Obama has a strong influence on her husband.

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