Netanyahu would prefer to see the American superpower, with its vast range of military capabilities, pulverize Iran's nuclear project. For his part, Obama would prefer, if an attack must be launched, that the job be done by Israel, - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bill
    • 02.03.12 | 17:44 (IST)

    Israel sees an extential threat to herself- the US is cushioned by distance. Israel defines the threat "red line" as having nuclear capability- the US defines it as having built a nuclear weapon. Israel's economy is humming along- the US version is struggling. Israel, (small and sorely pressed) wants the US to attack Iran- the US, on the heels of losing 6300 Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan) wants to avoid another war. The bottom line here is that Israel should do what's best for Israel- the US should do what's best for the US. Obama and Netanyahu will never see eye-to-eye on this issue.

    from the article: Netanyahu and Obama play high-stakes poker over Iran
    First published 10:58 02.03.12 | Last updated 10:58 02.03.12
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