Thursday, September 13, 2012
Netanyahu Red Line Deadline Campaign Not A Ploy To Support Romney
IMRA Weekly Commentary..
13 September '12..
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s campaign to convince President Obama to draw deadlines and red lines is anything but a ploy to advance the election prospects of the Republican candidate.
The purpose of the campaign is not to show the American electorate that President Obama rejects Israel’s desperate call.
It is a move genuinely geared to convince Mr. Obama to publicly draw such red lines and deadlines – making it clear what the consequences will be should these red lines be crossed and/or deadlines not met by Iran.
There is nothing stopping the president from heeding Netanyahu's call.
Such a move by President Obama would have no significant negative impact on the voting of the supporters he already has.
If anything, if Mr. Obama embraces Netanyahu’s initiative he will earn the support of some now in the “undecided” column.
So rather than a ploy to help Romney’s election prospects, Netanyahu’s request provides President Obama the opportunity to weaken potential support for his rival.
Again: Israel’s call for Mr. Obama to publicly draw such red lines and deadlines – making it clear what the consequences will be should these red lines be crossed and/or deadlines not met by Iran, is genuine.
Israel has no interest in President Obama rebuffing this very critical