By David Gutmann,American Spectator
The Israeli intelligence website DebkaFile has reported that Obama is now seriously considering an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities. His change of heart is not,according to Debka,prompted by the Israeli Netanyahu —whose nation is most directly threatened by Iranian nukes —but by an ultimatum from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia,who told Obama that his nation could not tolerate Iranian WMD,and would develop its own if Iran was allowed to acquire them. In other words,Netanyahu’s threat of a Middle Eastern conflict that could devastate Israel and escalate to all-out nuclear war carried less weight with Obama than the far less severe consequences threatened by the Saudis. Nevertheless,their threat moved them to the head of the queue. We know that Obama doesn’t want a nuclear weapons arms race,but is he also afraid of offending the Islamic monarchs before whom he dutifully genuflects?