Get Obama to Focus on Iran? Good Luck.

After months in which the Iranian quest for nuclear weapons has been pushed to the back burner even on foreign-policy issues, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting an uphill battle in his effort to get the Obama administration to pay attention to the threat. But Netanyahu is doing his best to ratchet up pressure on Obama to treat the issue seriously after a period in which it appeared as if the administration had almost entirely forgotten about it. That was the point of his appearance yesterday on CBS’s Face the Nation program, during the course of which he reminded viewers that all he is asking is for the president to do what he has been saying he would do ever since 2008: stop Iran. But with time running out until Iran achieves its nuclear ambition and with the United States showing no sign that it is prepared to act, Netanyahu has very little choice but to speak up and hope for the best.

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Get Obama to Focus on Iran? Good Luck.

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