Is POTUS trying to reassure Israel?
Or, is this just another “compulsion to confess” ?
US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a “fundamental failure of my presidency,” affirming solidarity with the long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal.
Obama said while Israel has reason to be concerned about foe Iran, he defended the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program that negotiators drew up last week.
Obama made the comments to The New York Times in a 45-minute video interview on Saturday that was posted on Sunday.
“I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on my watch or as a consequence of work that I’ve done, Israel was rendered more vulnerable,” Obama said.
He said he would consider it “not just a strategic failure, I think that would a moral failure,” adding that no disagreements between Israel and the United States can break their bond….
And, if you just watched the POTUS-Tom Friedman interview clip, here is a “palate-cleanser:”
Via Free Beacon: When Boehner Met Bibi