Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obama offers new, clear umbrella to Israel

Obama to Offer Israel 'Nuclear Umbrella' Against Iran

U.S. president-elect Obama will offer Israel a "nuclear umbrella" to respond to any Iranian strike on Israel with a "devastating U.S. nuclear response," said an unnamed source in the Obama administration.

A senior Bush administration source reportedly said the nuclear umbrella was ridiculous and lacked credibility.

"Who will convince the citizen in Kansas that the U.S. needs to get mixed up in a nuclear war because Haifa was bombed? And what is the point of an American response, after Israel's cities are destroyed in an Iranian nuclear strike?," he said.

[It's interesting that these "sources" are both off-the-record. - c]