Ted Cruz can agree with the Israeli government position without being so untruthful about the position of the Obama administration. The sub-headline to this story reads,”The Texas senator says he believes the Obama administration thinks it is “perfectly acceptable” for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.” Obama spoke to AIPAC in 2012 and said very clearly that preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is a national security interest of both Israel and the United States and that has been his position ever since. Cruz can disagree with Obama’s negotiation tactics without lying about Obama’s basic position. Pandering to the base or sucking up to powerful potential donors is not a reason to flat out lie, so shame on Senator Cruz once more.
Click here to read the full story of March 2, 2015 from BloombergPolitics, which I quote in part below:
Senator Ted Cruz is unabashed about his support for Israel and his contempt for Iran, and Monday he made sure that mega-donor Sheldon Adelson knows it.
A day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress the Texas Republican was the only lawmaker to join Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Holocaust survivor, in a Senate hearing room Monday for a panel discussion titled “The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against a Nuclear Iran.”
In the talk, which was moderated by American Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Cruz’s criticism of President Barack Obama was pointed and included a claim that the administration doesn’t really want to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
The only “natural” consequence of Obama’s efforts to negotiate with Iran, “is that Iran will have a nuclear weapon,” said Cruz, as casino and hotel magnate Adelson, who is Jewish, looked on from the audience.
“Those who are leading this negotiation fundamentally don’t understand who it is they are negotiating with,” Cruz said. “I think their view is it’s perfectly acceptable for Iran to have nuclear weapons, and they will be part of the rational community of nations.”