Tabitha Korol
Bolton's blunder
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By Tabitha Korol
July 28, 2012

I received a form letter from the Honorable Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2005-2006) and member of the Board of Directors of The American Conservative Union (ACU). A FOX-news contributor, he has been a tenacious and outspoken advocate of US efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Below the bold red lettering at the top, "Stop Iran's Nuclear 9-11," Bolton confirmed his belief that the future of our American cities are in imminent danger from an Iranian atomic-bomb threat. He described Iran as the rogue, terror-sponsoring regime that calls America "the Great Satan" and vows to wipe our ally, Israel, off the face of the Earth. He reminded me, the reader, of his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, when he expressed his concern about "the Obama Administration's inept and dangerous policy failure in the Middle East."

But it was the petition that disturbed me. The heading included the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, naming the Honorable John F. Kerry, chairman, and Honorable Richard C. Lugar, ranking member. The petition's conclusion was, "Therefore, I believe we ought to give Israel our full support for a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear weapons program if we don't do it ourselves."

I never quite grasped the phrase, "I have your back," but now it was clear. It means "You go in front to meet the enemy head-on, and I'll bring up the rear. And if you don't survive the first full surge of the battle, I'll be in a good position to make a hasty retreat."

It seems to me that Bolton can't promise much from his position as past ambassador, and that the once-great United States of America has been brought down several pegs so as to no longer warrant the title of Leader of the Free World. Therefore, in an effort to thwart Iran's objectives, Bolton will send the tiny Jewish nation, which is no bigger than one of our smallest states, to lead an attack on Iran, to which he hopes — but can't promise — to provide some undetermined support.

Bolton appears to suggest that we inspire Israel to courageously take a pro-active, preemptive strike against Iran, with the possibility that Iran could use weapons that Israel would assiduously and conscientiously not consider, so that Israel could face annihilation. Then, based on his evaluation of Iran's strength and success, President Obama could sit back and consider his next move, perhaps initiate more sanctions while the rest of the Islamic world fulfills the recent call for Jihad and Israel's destruction, made by the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohammed Badi. In fact, in light of the recent invitation to the White House, extended by Obama to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Israel's destruction could be the topic of a mutually acceptable discussion.

I would ask the Ambassador why he is not advocating that WE lead the attack on the Islamofascist nation that threatens our survival, and why WE have so long procrastinated the demolition of Iran's nuclear infrastructure that threatens us and the entire Western world?

I am appalled that those who represent us have allowed President Obama to lead us into weakness and submission. Whom did we ask to confront the nation of Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor — when there was no Israel to fight our battles? Bolton acknowledged that Obama can't be counted on to deny the Iranian mullahs' nuclear missiles, and now he chooses to pass the proverbial buck to the Israelis? No.

In a country like America, that brought freedom to the world, it is absurd to draw up a petition that begs for Israel's right to defend her sovereignty, when she is already a democratic, sovereign nation. This petition skirts the issue. The ACU should be bold and declaring that Obama's foreign policy is preventing Israel from doing just that. Iran poses an imminent threat to the American people, and our President is shirking his Constitutional duties to protect us from all enemies foreign and domestic. It's too late for petitions now. What we need is the ACU to demand that this President take action against Iran and protect the American people and our allies, as Iran is moments away from causing a global disaster. If we wait any longer and don't neutralize Iran, we will find ourselves in a global conflict that could have been averted.

I did not sign the Petition and will not send a donation until the GOP demands that this President destroy Iran's nuclear infrastructure now. I cannot support a weakened America that will further endanger Israel and our nation. How did The American Conservative Union even conceive of such a document.

© Tabitha Korol

 

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(Editor's Note: Tabitha Korol Zuckerman passed away on January 14, 2022. Her obituary can be read here. She was preceded in death by her husband Sheldon Zuckerman on December 20, 2021.)

Author of "Confronting the Deception," Tabitha Korol began her political career after 9/11, with letters to the editor and essays, developing a readership and earning two writing awards along the way. Her work appears on Academia.edu, Christian Action Network, Conservative News and Views, Dr. Rich Swier, iPatriot, Liberty News & Views, LobbyistsforCitizens.com; Published Reporter, Renew America, Ted Belman, The Noisy Room, Trevor Loudon's New Zeal, Virginia Christian Alliance, WebCommentary, and others. Korol revised David Silberman's book of Holocaust survivors' accounts, "And You Saw That," for publication, and edited David Pristash's book, "Essay on Moral Philosophy in Western Civilization." She also proofreads/edits a monthly city magazine.

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