Wednesday, April 16, 2008


WATCH OUT! Should it be the policy of the U.S. to treat an attack on Israel as an attack on the U.S., Stephey asks?

First, it should be the policy of the U.S. to keep nukes away from Iran, offering them "carrots and sticks," Obama says, adding that it should be their belief that it will take "no options off the table" when it comes to them using or getting nukes against Israel. An attack on Israel is an attack on our strongest ally in the region, one whose security we consider paramount, one that I would ... take appropriate actions," he said. That is one of the strongest statements he's made on the subject. (I wonder when he'll get asked about Carter meeting with Hamas?)

Hillary says that we are in a very dangerous position with Iran, and she proposes a "security agreement" in the area vis-a-vis Iran. Hmm, a NATO-type deal? What are the prerequisites for membership? What if the leadership of those countries change? What if the provisions of the agreement change? What if someone backs out?

She's using "massive retaliation" a lot ... "We cannot permit Iran to become a nuclear power," she says. "Security umbrella:" Interesting. Lots to talk about there.