"Felix and Oscar? No, this is much stranger."
Well, here they are folks. The odd couple. One who knows reality, and one who is trying to escape it. One who calls the enemy by name, and one who only tries to wish them away. One who was a warrior, a real hero, and one who was a .... community organizer. Both trying to scope out a strategy in the Middle East which looks something, even a little bit, like a cohesive plan. Good luck.
Is this the odd couple? You betcha! And my money goes with the one who has the knowledge, the guts. And why do Bebe and our President not get along? Simple. They are the odd couple in international politics. One lives right next to the mayhem, and the other just hopes this mayhem will never visit these again. The one who lives right next store to the mayhem has seen it, tasted it, experienced it. The other one has only read about it.
One knows Iran for what it is. The other one knows Iran for what he hopes it will be. The bottom line is this - Iran is a bad actor. It has been for years. It will continue to be a bad actor for years to come. It presents a clear and present danger to the region. To the State of Israel. Soon, to all of Europe and the United States. Appeasement will not work. Negotiations will not work. Even more sanctions will not work. What will work? An ultimatum backed up by military force. Shut down your nuke program by a date certain or we will shut it down for you. Simple as that.
If Iran gets a nuke with a reliable delivery system, it will be a game changer for the world. We already have one unstable government in the Korean Peninsula with a nuke, we sure don't need some anti-sematic mullah also controlling nukes. Bad guys are all the same. They only understand one thing - strength. They thrive on weakness. Over the past six years our posture has gone from strength to weakness. It is part of the promised "transformation of America". Our growing weakness is not a secret. The world knows about it. Everyone knows about it.
Israel would like to have our support. However, they can live without it. They have had to go it alone in the past, and they can do it again. The Prime Minister gets very upset with our President not just because they have different world views - he gets upset that our President cannot smell the danger. Sense the treachery and deceit that comes out of Tehran. In today's world, naiveté can be rewarded with death and destruction.
So we will see what happens. If the odd couple can kiss and make up. Or better yet, if one side of the odd couple can wake up. Not to wake up and smell the coffee - rather to wake up and hear the centrifuges continue to spin.