WASHINGTON – President Obama summoned his inner-Rough Rider again Sunday, warning Iran’s fanatical mullahs he’ll launch his own military strike if Tehran doesn’t ensure it is not trying to build nukes. “Iran’s leaders should know that I do not have a policy of containment. I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” the President told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “And as I’ve made clear time and again during the course of my presidency, I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend the United States and its interests.” The strongly worded speech before the pro-Israel lobby came on the eve of the commander-in-chief’s tense White House head-to-head with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who fears a second Holocaust should Tehran get the bomb. Obama repeatedly mentioned what he described as his unswerving support for Israel, and decried that there has been “too much loose talk of war.” He stressed the desire for a diplomatic solution, and told the world not to allow the GOP presidential hopefuls to cast him as weak. It is Iran’s leaders who must choose the correct course of action, he warned, making at least his second… Read full this story
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