February 22, 2014

Yes, Obama Would Bomb Iran

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

A question I'm frequently asked -- several times a week during periods when the Barack Obama administration is especially focused on achieving a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis -- goes something like this: “Do you still believe that there are circumstances in which President Obama would use military force to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, given that [choose one, or more] he didn’t enforce his own chemical weapons red line on Syria; he’s so eager for any sort of substantial achievement in the Middle East that he’s ready to make a bad deal with the Iranians; he’s abandoning the U.S.'s Sunni and Jewish allies in the Middle East in favor of Iran’s Shia; he is himself secretly a Shia, through a distant relative on his mother’s side?”

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