February 11, 2009 by theradicalmormon
Can anyone possibly think that our foreign policy with regards to the middle-east will be any different under Obama than it has been under any other US president? Look at this excellent question posed by Helen Thomas last night in Obama’s big press conference:
…And, also, do you know of any country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons?
And how did the President answer her?
With respect to nuclear weapons, you know, I don’t want to speculate. What I know is this: that if we see a nuclear arms race in a region as volatile as the Middle East, everybody will be in danger.
Why can’t he just say what everyone who has inquired into the issue knows? Why can’t he tell the American people that Israel is the only middle-eastern nation with nuclear weapons? He has no qualms about calling Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations. In his same speech he said that Iran is seeking after nuclear weapons without providing proof of such an assertion. Why can’t he say what everyone knows about Israel’s nukes? Does anyone doubt that they exist? Here, then are a few educational links for you:
Then there’s this excellent Wiki page on the topic:
You would think that the American President would have the courage to say it like it is. At least maybe we could explain why the US and Israel are the only two nations that voted against a nuclear weapons free middle east initiative back in 2007.
If we cannot even tell the world what they already know about the existence of Israel’s nuclear weapons program, how can we even begin to think to chastise Iran for their alleged nuclear weapons program?