[VIDEO] Dr. Charles Krauthammer: Mr. President: Republicans Don’t Oppose Diplomacy, They Oppose Your Bad DealPosted: March 21, 2015
From The Corner:
President Obama claims that Republicans are not interested in “a diplomatic resolution” to America’s long-standing conflict with Iran. “This is the president’s mendacity continuing to a degree that is really quite remarkable,” says Charles Krauthammer.
“‘There are people on both sides and beyond’ — so he means Republicans at home and Israelis – ‘who are against a diplomatic resolution. That’s a lie“
“‘There are people on both sides and beyond’ — so he means Republicans at home and Israelis – ‘who are against a diplomatic resolution,’” said Krauthammer on Friday’s Special Report, quoting the president’s comments in a video message in honor of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, released Friday. “That’s a lie.
“They are against THIS diplomatic resolution…”
They are against this diplomatic resolution, the deal he is doing that any observer will tell you paves the road to an Iranian nuclear weapon that is legitimate and accepted by the international community. It is a disaster. That’s why it is opposed. People aren’t opposed to diplomacy; they are opposed to a specific deal.”
“…the deal he is doing that any observer will tell you paves the road to an Iranian nuclear weapon that is legitimate and accepted by the international community. It is a disaster. That’s why it is opposed. People aren’t opposed to diplomacy; they are opposed to a specific deal.”
Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Israeli citizens headed for the ballots to vote for Israel’s 20th Knesset. Polls from the end of last week had left options open for a tight race. The TV exit polls were published at 10 p.m., as polling stations closed, after which official results began to roll in. The official final results won’t be publicized until Thursday.
Netanyahu, vying for the role for his fourth time (third consecutively), had made a last-ditch attempt over the past days to win back voters mainly from the right-wing bloc, vowing Monday night to block a Palestinian state should he remain in office.
Unlike years past, analysts had said the race between Likud and Zionist Union, the two leading factions, was too close to call with confidence, but the exit polls showed Netanyahu clearly better placed to build the next coalition.
UMM AL-FAHM — “We are in a historic moment,” Arab Joint List leader Ayman Odeh tells supporters at the party’s post-election event.
“We have the highest Arab voting rates since 1999,” he adds.
“We will block Netanyahu from forming the government.”
— Elhanan Miller
The Zionist Union’s candidate for defense minister, Amos Yadlin, insists the left and right are “tied” in the wake of tonight’s exit polls.
“I think this is a major achievement for Zionist Union. No poll gave us 27 mandates,” which the party gets in the polls. “I think you have to remember where Labor was three months ago, at 14 mandates, and where it is today.”
“Nothing is finished,” Yadlin insists. “Meretz passed the electoral threshold nicely and Yachad didn’t pass the threshold,” he notes, “so let’s wait for the final results. This is a tie, and the keys are in Moshe Kahlon’s hands,” he concludes.
Final turnout hits 71.8%, highest since 1999
Final voter turnout rises to 71.8%, according to final Central Election Committee data, higher than in the past five elections. It marks a five-point rise from 2013’s 66.6%.
Kahlon also tells Netanyahu to wait
Moshe Kahlon of Kulanu, like the ultra-Orthodox party United Torah Judaism, tells Netanyahu he will not decide who to support for premier until the final official results are published on Thursday.
He reportedly told the same to Isaac Herzog, who is frantically trying to put together a Netanyahu-blocking coalition that might force a unity government. Read the rest of this entry »
PHOTO: Miriam and Emanuel Riva, the Israeli couple murdered yesterday at the Jewish Museum of Brussels. (Walla News) pic.twitter.com/GW1UBhXiHv
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“The importance here is that people have been saying that the Israelis are demanding a red line but they aren’t explaining what it is. Well, this is a very clear explanation. It’s got two parts. Number one is, if you’re going to stop Iran, there is only one way to do it. There are three stages in nuclearization: the making of the fuse, weaponization, that’s the marrying it to a missile, and uranium enrichment. The first two stages you cannot hit, you cannot eliminate, you can do it in a laboratory anywhere in the country, cannot stop it. What you can stop because it takes large scale industrial production is uranium enrichment, the way we had at Oak Ridge in the Second World War preparing the uranium for the bomb in Los Alamos. That is number one. And the second part is this. Israelis say we have two red lines. The horizontal line is if you enrich beyond 20 percent, you’re on your way to the bomb, we can’t allow that. The second is even if you stop at 20 percent, if you do it horizontally, if you get a lot of that stuff, the Iranians are about halfway of getting enough of the 20 percent enriched uranium to make a bomb. If you go all the way to 200 or so kilos that you need, it’s already at the red line. So, it’s saying enrichment at 20 percent and contain the amount enriched at that amount. And, if you’re going to hit anything or threaten anything it’s the enrichment itself, not the others aspect of the bomb. That is a clear red line. I don’t think there is anybody who can say it’s vague.”
via The Corner