Obama committed one of the greatest political and national security blunders in American history when he effectively guaranteed Iran can get their hands on nuclear weapons after making one of the worst deals ever seen.
President-Elect Donald Trump has hammered Obama on this deal, in which America released billions in frozen assets to Iran even as they continue to directly sponsor terrorism throughout the world.
Trump has promised to roll this deal, done in secret without Congressional approval, but sometimes politics are not so simple, which is why having serious international allies can prove to be the difference between success and failure in controversial moves like this.
So when Israel’s Prime Minister stuck his neck out for Trump on national American television, the chances of rolling back Obama’s dangerous blunder went way up.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he believes President-Elect Trump to be a good friend of Israel and hopes that the two countries can work together to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran. This is a welcome change of pace from the tense relations between Israel and Obama’s administration over the past 8 years.
From The Associated Press:
“I know Donald Trump,” Netanyahu told CBS’s “60 Minutes” in an interview scheduled to air Sunday night. “And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people. There’s no question about that.”
Netanyahu’s remarks are significant in part because critics have accused Trump of tolerating anti-Semitism among some of his supporters.
The Prime Minister has a long history of being at odds with the Obama Administration, most notably with the Iran nuclear deal. Donald Trump has also been a vocal opponent of the deal, leading many right wing Israelis to conclude that a Trump presidency would be very good for Israel. When asked how he would go about changing the deal, Netanyahu said simply, “I have about five things in my mind.” Perhaps adopting Trump’s war strategy of not announcing one’s plan of attack beforehand, the Israeli Prime Minister smartly declined any details.
Source: The Associated Press