Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Bolton: 'Arab Countries Would Support Attack On Iran'
Bolton - 'Arab Countries Would Support Attack On Iran'
by Jason Mattera
In a HUMAN EVENTS exclusive, former UN Ambassador John Bolton argued that a preemptive military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would privately have the full backing of many Middle East countries. "The Obama Administration does not manifestly understand," noted Bolton, that "an Israeli attack against the Iranian nuclear program would be supported in the Arab world. It would be supported by the Arab states in the Persian Gulf region. It would be supported by Egypt and others who don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons any more than the Israelis do."
Although, in Mr. Bolton's view, such an attack should be led by the United States because "we could do it a lot better." Instead, when countries look at the Obama Administration, Bolton maintained, they see the "contemporary version of George McGovern saying 'come home America,' withdrawing from Iraq regardless of the strategic situation on the ground; withdrawing from Afghanistan beginning of the summer of 2011, whether or not we've achieved our strategic objectives."
To the former ambassador, Obama's spiritless attitude toward Iran is because the President views "external challenges to the United States" as a diversion from what he wants to do, "which is restructure our domestic healthcare system, restructure our financial system, restructure our energy system--restructure much of American life."
"That's a real failure of Obama leadership," said Bolton.
Mr. Mattera is the editor of HUMAN EVENTS and the author of Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation (Simon & Schuster).