Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Obama Rebukes Biden on Israel

I am generally disclined to take Vice-President Joe Biden seriously.

So when Biden, during an interview on ABC News This Week this past Sunday, said, "Israel can determine for itself - it's a sovereign nation - what's in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else," I figured someone in government would distance themselves from that remark.

Sure enough yesterday, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly denied U.S. approval was being given for an Israeli attack on Iran.

Today, President Obama himself weighed in on the matter while in Moscow. While Obama said the U.S. couldn't dictate Israel's security interests he said, "What is also true is, it is the policy of the United States to try to resolve the issue of Iran's nuclear capabilities."

Well, we know how Iran likes to resolve its domestic disputes.

No matter. President Obama has spoken. So long as Obama is committed to engagement with Iran there will be no attack coming from Israel.

So the next time Joe Biden speaks have a salt shaker handy.

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