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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Obama Commits America to War

Dana Mathewson

Barry Rubin explains why Obama has just committed the U.S. to war against Iran. He didn't intend to do it, of course, but that's the result of his latest posturing.

Once again, it is proven that liberals don't understand the Law of Unintended Consequences. In trying to look "tough" and hopefully pick up some votes this fall, Obama has really put his foot in it.

FTA: "Whether he realizes it or not, Obama changed history with his AIPAC speech. What he did is to make a war between Israel and Iran almost inevitable, let’s say more than 90 percent probable, most likely some time in late 2013, 2014, or 2015.

"Obama laid out a very clear chain of events. If and when Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, then the U.S. government will support an attack by Israel on Iranian nuclear facilities. It might even join in with such an attack.

"This is a commitment that cannot be retracted. It will apply whether Obama wins or loses the election. It will apply if he changes his mind. Some will see his action as heroic; others will see it as reckless. But it makes no sense to see it as false or to nitpick about his precise definition of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons."

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