Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to the U.S. to attend a UN meeting in New York. President Obama does not have time to meet with him. The President was able to squeeze a rap DJ known as "the pimp with the limp" into his busy schedule, but Israel's elected leader will have to meet with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in New York, instead.Columnist Charles Krauthammer has shown why deterrence with a regime like Iran's will not work. In addition to Dr. Krauthammer's powerful case, there has to be something else for an adversary to consider:When we permit Ahmadinejad (and Qaddafi before him) to visit New York and spew anti-Semitic hatred from the podium of the UN General Assembly, we may think we are showing admirable patience and forbearance; we may think we are demonstrating our liberal values to these dictatorial regimes. But they view this as a sign of our weakness. They are not deterred by weak-willed acquiescence.Nothing in the conduct of this administration's policy toward Iran has given the mullahs the slightest indication that President Obama and Sec. Clinton will actually use overwhelming force to stop their nuclear arms race. If the fact that the U.S. has 5,113 nuclear warheads of its own (which this administration unconscionably told the world) does not deter them, why should anything else prevent them from achieving the goal for which they live?The mullahs see nuclear weapons as a way of annihilating the hated "Zionist entity." If they destroy Israel, then they will have the upper hand in the playing out of their millennial rivalry with opponents within Islam. They can claim that Shiites, not Sunnis, did this great thing.No red lines, no deadlines, no sanctions, or UN resolutions can deter them. Someone must stop them. All the dithering and drift from the Obama administration is sending a powerful message to Israel: We're not in this together: You're on your own. President Obama is forcing Israel's hand.
Senator Calls For Hearings On "Lack Of Intelligence, Security And Appropriate Response" To Attacks On U.S. Embassies
“There are many disturbing facts about these attacks that raise many troubling questions. For this reason, today I am calling on Chairmen Levin and Kerry to hold hearings immediately on the lack of intelligence, security, and appropriate response. We must have answers to these questions to prevent similar attacks in the future.”