Risks Alienating Obama Administration, Mofaz Warns
Israeli Opposition Leader Shaul Mofaz today blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netaynahu, accusing him of “meddling” directly in the upcoming US presidential election, warning that he risks turning the US into an enemy.
“Who do you fear more – Ahmadinejad or Obama,” asked Mofaz, accusing Netanyahu of being more interested in “overthrowing” Obama than Tehran and asking him to define his “red lines” with respect to US relations.
Mofaz was, of course, mocking Netanyahu for his recent “demands” to the US to set red lines on Iran’s civilian nuclear program, and went on to warn that he might “sacrifice our relations with the United States on the altar of Iran’s nuclear program.”
Obama’s opponent in the November election, Mitt Romney, has made much of his “friendship” with Netanyahu and has pushed the idea that he would be much more amenable to the far-right Israeli government’s policies than Obama is. At the same time, the extent the US race is becoming “about Israel” is also the extent to which the Obama Administration may have a grudge to bear after the vote.
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