Can Israel trust obama
He made it clear that "sanctions have not influenced the Iranian regime" and that Israel would be wise to keep any plans for attacking Iran close to their chest.
Rumsfeld said that any Israeli prime minister "who gets up every morning and reads in the newspaper that the leadership of Iran says the Israeli state should be annihilated, eradicated, incinerated, has to know that it's that prime minster's duty to see that that doesn't happen."
But perhaps most importantly, Rumsfeld referenced the many leaks coming out of the Obama White House as justification for Israel to act unilaterally against Iran: "If I were in the Israeli government, I don't think I would notify the United States government of any attempt to do anything about Iran."
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