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Saudi -- and it's growing nuclear threat Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning in the hour is getting late very late to stop Iran.
Today at the United Nations prime minister Netanyahu saying Iran could build a nuclear bomb by next summer and urging and maybe even begging the world and to draw -- clear red line to prevent it.
Where should a red line be drawn.
A red line should be drawn.
Before we -- completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment.
Necessary to make a bomb.
Gets to a point where it's a few months away or few weeks away.
From amassing enough enriched uranium.
To make a nuclear weapon.
Great ambassador John Bolton joins us Canadian singer and your good -- your reaction to the prime -- Your speech today.
Well I thought he made a couple of important points of the first is this effort to draw a red line which which I think is mistake.
Strategic terms but in political terms it's important for the leader of the democratic country he has to be able.
The justified it was fellow citizens if he's about to make.
That's -- -- hard in risky decision to use military force against Iran's.
Nuclear weapons program and I think he needs to show that he tried to get the United States to agree on a red -- he tried to meet with the president.
They failed so now he's got to do it publicly I think he's doing his duty as prime minister of Israel.
To show that he's he's gone the extra mile second he made a very very effective argument.
Against the continued reliance on economic sanctions to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Continued reliance on sanctions objectively speaking benefits Iran.
Because it provides the illusion that we're doing something about.
The nuclear program when in fact it simply gives Iran more time and I think Netanyahu laid that case that very effectively.
So that he's put the world on notice that that they're getting ready actually gave the Obama administration -- concession he did push the timeline.
Back a little bit -- his key phrase this spring or summer.
You know technically spring begins at the Vernal equinox on March the twentieth.
So I think that's the key date after our election and after the inauguration on the twentieth.
I let me tell you my -- suspicious stock for which I have I've only.
-- must analyze suspicious does that thought that he was.
Aggressive last year response to general assembly and this year it almost seem like by giving in this.
Six or eight month period by -- said the spring attended this red line.
We'll be reached.
He is -- he was telling Iran you can take a deep breath.
We're not gonna do anything for six months you can basically stand down -- -- at your alarm about what we Israel going to studio.
Meanwhile getting all revved up and getting ready to do something because it is.
I think it's pretty plain to this prime minister that -- that Ahmadinejad is not going to back down.
-- -- course it's not just Ahmadinejad -- the entire Ryan regime.
But I do think he was saying the Obama column down I'm not gonna do anything before November the sixth and and indeed as I say he was.
Indicating -- governor Romney he's not gonna do anything before the twentieth of January in fact though one of the problems with the Red Line that.
Prime minister Netanyahu himself said in his speech.
Is that our intelligence on where Ryan is is in perfect and when you draw a line that you cannot absolutely verify you can't be certain.
When they've reached weapons grade levels of uranium enrichment.
In a way you're holding yourself hostage to your own inadequate intelligence I personally believe Iran.
Blew past red lines long ago.
And that there they're not gonna take anybody's red line threats seriously because they don't believe in particular the United States is -- -- use military force.
I would seem like and I didn't get him much cozy relationship with the United States today in his speech has been rather frosty.
In that prior months -- -- -- the exchange what we suspected Communists in the exchange between the two nations.
I'm curious and I think you probably have a softer beyond this and I do having that -- -- heard some earmarks you said today are UN ambassador Susan Rice.
Was not did she didn't ask did you attend the speech by the prime minister because.
These speeches went long today instead she elected to go to a -- with foreign ministers and so she was not present -- we had.
We had our envoy there and we had there are US ambassador in Israel there but for some reason they appeared to me.
That it would have been in light of the promises of we've had showing.
Arm closeness -- this country that she should have she should have been there.
Well from the Obama administration point of view I would have thought she would have attended both the Netanyahu speech and Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority instead she went to have lunch with Hillary Clinton and that foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council.
You know ultimately that's Hillary Clinton's call as they say I would have I would have recommended being in the hall to have a higher ranking official there.
Why wouldn't she why wouldn't they want to do that minute and I'd just wait too sensitive about this week when it with all the sort them.
Problem said -- present that Obama is as seemingly had with the prime minister.
How why wouldn't we want to show huge respect especially after yesterday with Ahmadinejad speaking Netanyahu could -- -- -- all the -- slice it the Israelis have had the last few days.
Well you know admitted that that's a question that goes to -- course of conduct by the Obama administration for three and a half years of just utter disdain.
For both prime minister Netanyahu and the State of Israel and it's simply one more brick in the wall.
Of the case that the president's perfectly prepared to isolate Israel.
And that he does not hold the US Israel relationship in the same high regard.
As every other president going back to Harry Truman so I think it's consistent with the with the administration's effort to distance itself.
From Israel which has been manifest so many other ways as well.
I was a small point may just be a little bit of bad manners and selling -- consideration of the more important issues seven that nuclear weapons -- --
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