Gingrich Calls For ‘Joint Operations’ With Israel To Attack Iran’s Nuclear Program
“I think if I were president, the Israelis would have told us,” Gingrich said when asked what he would do if his national security adviser informed him of an Israeli attack. “I would rather plan a joint operation conventionally than push the Israelis to a point where they [the Iranians] go nuclear,” he added.
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry have recently stepped up their pro-Israel game, saying they would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Romney said he would pretty much do whatever Israel tells him to do.) And in his interview with Blitzer, Gingrich followed suit but upped the ante, saying he’d order the move “on the first day” he becomes president:
No American administration since 1967 has recognized Israeli rule over Jerusalem. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and now Obama have all invoked national security waivers preventing moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, probably because, as Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann told ThinkProgress recently, the move would mean “following Israel into abject isolation, and the United States into an weakened and marginal regional and global role.”
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