Tuesday, October 28, 2014

American's Get It

86 Percent of Americans: Radical Islamic Terrorism is Threat

A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 86% of likely U.S. voters now consider radical Islamic terrorism a threat to the U.S., up 11 points from January, while 12% disagree. 
(Rasmussen Reports)

Ambassador Don Dermer referred to a recent jihad axe attack in New York City

Leaving Iran on the Nuke Threshold - Dave Bender

Israel's ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, said: "It's one thing when fanatics are armed with axes, but it's quite another when they are armed with a nuclear bomb, and this danger is approaching as the world approaches the agreement with Iran."

"We're told not to worry, that UN inspectors will prevent Iran from breaking out or sneaking out to build the bomb. Well, I'm sure you all feel as safe as I do knowing that a few Inspector Clouseaus at the UN is all that stands between fanatic ayatollahs and nuclear bombs."  

The White House Risks a Strategic Relationship - Bret Stephens

Since coming to office in 2009, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed, against his own inclination and over the objections of his political base, to (1) recognize a Palestinian state; (2) enforce an unprecedented 10-month settlement freeze; (3) release scores of Palestinian prisoners held on murder charges; (4) embark on an ill-starred effort to reach a final peace deal with the Palestinians; (5) refrain from taking overt military steps against Iran; and (6) agree to every possible cease-fire during the summer's war with Hamas.

In exchange, Mr. Kerry publicly blamed Israel for the failure of the peace effort, the White House held up the delivery of munitions at the height of the Gaza war, and Mr. Obama is hellbent on striking whatever deal the Iranians can plausibly offer him.
(Wall Street Journal)


LHwrites said...

There are a few different points here. The administration clearly gets the risk of radical Islamic terrorism, hence the efforts against ISIS. Both the prodding and missteps in the U.S. relationship with Israel is generally unfortunate but not the same thing. Iran is a third issue requiring it's own finesse. And while many aren't big fans of how this administration is handling these issues, they can't point to any administration that did better or achieved meaningful success in any of these or related areas. They could, if they were inclined, to point fingers at administrations that did much worse and created many problems---if they were so inclined to do so.

Bruce said...

You point out the differences between the issues. However, what I was getting at was that the US administration doesn't seem to be able to connect the dots.