Netanyahu Wants Iran War Now
September 12, 2012 by Sam Rolley
While Americans were remembering the events of 9/11 that catapulted the United States into more than a decade of war, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Americans of hindering Israelâ€™s ability to defend itself on Tuesday.
Responding to Secretary of State Hillary Clintonâ€™s recent statement that the United States â€śis not setting deadlinesâ€ť relating to Iranâ€™s alleged nuclear activities, Netanyahu said that no immediate military action against the Iranians means they will build an atomic bomb.
According to The Washington Post, Netanyahu said the following at a news conference with the visiting Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov:
The sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, but they havenâ€™t stopped the Iranian nuclear program. Thatâ€™s a fact.
And the fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs.
The world tells Israel: â€śWait. Thereâ€™s still time.â€ť And I say: â€śWait for what? Wait until when?â€ť Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran donâ€™t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.
Many defense American and Israeli defense experts alike disagree with Netanyahuâ€™s hawkish assertion that now is the right time for either country to become entangled in war with Iran, arguing that sanctions could still work to further weaken the nation.