in exchange for delaying Iran attack
NY Post -- WASHINGTON-The US offered to give Israel advanced weaponry, including bunker-busting bombs and refueling planes, in exchange for Israel's agreement not to attack Iranian nuclear sites, Israeli newspaper Maariv reported Thursday.
President Obama reportedly made the offer during Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week.
Under the proposed deal, Israel would not attack Iran until 2013, after US elections in November this year. The newspaper cited unnamed Western diplomatic and intelligence sources.
Netanyahu said Monday that sanctions against Iran had not worked, adding that "none of us can afford to wait much longer" in taking action against Iran's controversial nuclear program. Entire column...
Blog author's comments - Israel will do what needs to be done to protect its citizens and sovereignty.
They should have the advanced weaponry but, tying this to an extended political time frame that may not be feasible for Israel makes no sense, except to Obama. He only cares about one thing, a second term as president.