On Monday President Barack Obama, tried to slow down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign for a preemptive strike on Iran. Israel and the United State suspect Iran is building nuclear weapons. Iran, however, insists its nuclear program is for peaceful civilian fuel source. There are still many doubt despite its cooperation with the U.N nuclear watchdog agency under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urges for military preventive-action, Obama tried his best to silence the war drums and instigators; but to no avail. Although, the President assured the Prime Minister that the United States will always "have Israel's back," the right and many accuse him of appeasement and being soft on the enemies. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even belittled the President when he mentioned the 1967 Israeli boarder; the Republicans enjoyed the "scolding." The Republicans have found Obama's kryptonite, Netanyahu. It almost seems that criticizing Israel or putting America's interest before Israel is political suicide.
Whenever Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits, Republicans rush to promote their pro-Israel policies and accuse Barack Obama of being weak. It was not long ago when the Prime Minister gave a speech before a full attendance joint meeting of Congress. With Vice President Biden and Speaker Boehner over his shoulders, it had every element of a State of the Union address. He was repeatedly interrupted by applauses and more than 20 standing ovations. For a moment, you suspected he was the President of the United States. The proceeding seemed as if they were welcoming an emperor; it was embarrassing.
The unconditional support of Israel might harm the Americans in the future. There are many concerning things about Israel that Washington's blind support encourages. Among them is the fact that Israel, which has been widely assumed to have the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal does not follow the Non-Proliferation Treaty's guidelines. In addition, it was approximately a week after his grand welcoming in congress that the Israeli government released a controversial ad. The government-sponsored advertisements, which were broadcast on Israeli TV and in large American markets, tried to warn Israelis that their children could lose their Israeli and Jewish identities if they were raised in the United States and not in Israel.
Contrary to hard line rhetoric, the United States does not want to be dragged into a third war and does not believe Iran is an irrational actor bent on destruction. Iran would not nuke Israel. Such action would also end the Palestinians and anger Muslims worldwide by destroying some of its most important historical sites; not to mention, give Israel every right to be paranoid about its neighbors. An Iranian attack would give Israel a much needed blank check to expend its territory and preemptively strike critical competition and opposition to zionism. Iran is not irrational or suicidal; thinking otherwise is due to cultural ignorance.