Monday, July 28, 2008

Interesting Article (make up post for weekend)

I thought this was an interesting article and comment on One News Now:
A Jerusalem-based journalist says the overwhelming sentiment in Israel right now is that Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States, and that the Jewish state will have to take care of the Iranian nuclear problem on its own.
Aaron Klein, Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily, covered Senator Obama's recent visit to the Holy City. Even before Obama's arrival in Israel, says Klein, the people there had already made up their minds about the inevitability of Obama becoming president. So the clock may already be ticking for a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear program, he says. "In Israel, there already is an assumption that Obama is going to win," the journalist states. "And then Israel knows that the window to do anything about it [Iran] would have to be before...the November elections or before the next president, which Israel does assume to be Barack Obama, is installed in January." On the other hand, Klein does not think it would be wise for Israel to attack Iran as long as Ehud Olmert is prime minister there. "[T]he man couldn't handle a war against a few thousand guerrilla troops in Lebanon in 2006 [and] he has bungled every Israeli Defense Force operation since he's been in office," says the Middle East observer. Klein admits he is concerned about a scenario in which Barack Obama is the U.S. president at the same time Ehud Olmert is prime minister of Israel.
Comment from a reader:
"Israel needs a strong leader like Benjamin Netanyahu and the United States needs a strong Reagan type of leader. It looks like we both loose. The strongest potential president we have is Chuck Baldwin. I fear for Israel, but in the end times it says that Israel will be on its own, this may just be the fulfilling of prophecy. Israels closest friend may have an anti Israel pro enemy of Israel president by the name of Obama. I fear we will no longer be friends of Israel and that will also doom us as a nation because Scripture says those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse her will be cursed. Obama will NOT bless her."

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