Originally Posted by Direckshun
For the record, this particular meeting between Netanyahu and the President was likely to have Netanyahu pressure Obama into drawing a definitive line in the sand for preemptive action.
Obama, it seems, isn't having it, and is preferring a more flexible course of action.
There was already an angry exchange between Israel and his ambassador. Hillary Clinton too.
Remember the plan was to take down 7 countries in the ME and it was concocted in the 90's. So I think this is pandering for the election. Of course the NeoCons think it's a win/win for Obama if he strikes now. Most Americans, per polls, don't think like NCs though.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950