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Robert M. Gates and Ehud Barak, Israeli Defense Minister, in Jerusalem last week

Robert M. Gates and Ehud Barak, Israeli Defence Minister, in Jerusalem last week

Patrick J. Buchanan | Takimag | July 31, 2009

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, who is wired into the cabinet of “Bibi” Netanyahu, warns that if Iran’s nuclear program is not aborted by December, Israel will strike to obliterate it.

Defense Secretary Gates’s mission to Israel this week, says Bolton, to relay Obama’s red light, was listened to attentively, but will not be decisive.

Israel will decide.

One trusts Gates got into the face of Defense Minister Ehud Barak. For an Israeli strike on Iran, which Joe Biden foolishly said was Israel’s call, would drag this country into a third war in the Middle East and destroy a policy that is visibly succeeding.

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