Donald Rumsfeld: Obama Can’t Be Trusted, Israel Should Go It Alone
Speaking with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, former Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld re-affirmed his strong support for Israel as it seeks to protect itself from Iran's nuclear program. He made it clear that "sanctions have not influenced the Iranian regime" and that Israel would be wise to keep any plans for attacking Iran close to their chest.
Rumsfeld said that any Israeli prime minister "who gets up every morning and reads in the newspaper that the leadership of Iran says the Israeli state should be annihilated, eradicated, incinerated, has to know that it's that prime minster's duty to see that that doesn't happen."
But perhaps most importantly, Rumsfeld referenced the many leaks coming out of the Obama White House as justification for Israel to act unilaterally against Iran: "If I were in the Israeli government, I don't think I would notify the United States government of any attempt to do anything about Iran."
For Rumsfeld, the current administration's demonstrable inability to protect high-level secrets is reason enough to believe that if plans were communicated to the White House, they could "conceivably" be leaked in an effort to alert Iran.