On Friday, President Obama endorsed a UN backed resolution demanding Israel sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, open its facilities for inspection. A regional conference is also to be held in 2012 on a nuclear free Middle East.
"A nuclear free Middle East" means an Israel without nuclear weapons. This resolution, of course, made no mention of Iran or its nuclear ambitions.
Yesterday, Obama backpedaled and said, "We strongly oppose efforts to single out Israel, and will oppose actions that jeopardize Israel's national security."
Well, if President Obama opposed efforts to to single out Israel and opposed actions jeopardizing Israel's national security then he would have nothing to do with this farce of an agreement.
In an interview with Peter Mansbridge of CBC News, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the resolution "distorted and flawed." Earlier, Netanyahu had described it as "deeply flawed and hypocritical."
Netanyahu was in Toronto today and will visit with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (a true friend of Israel) tomorrow before traveling to Washington on Tuesday to visit with President Obama.
I think Netanyahu ought to cancel his meeting with Obama in protest but I doubt he will. Yet how much more can Israel take from this excuse of a President?