June 6, 2014

PHILIP KLEIN: Latest moves show the inner President Obama has been unleashed.

In his first term, Obama fought against Iran sanctions until Congress overwhelmingly passed them and he was forced into changing course.

But in his second term, Obama has engaged in a aggressive diplomatic effort with Iran that has already allowed the radical Islamic regime to pocket significant concessions (such as U.S. acknowledging the Iranian right to enrich uranium), without reducing the likelihood that Iran will be able to reach nuclear capability.

At the start of his presidency, Obama tried to pursue a policy of creating “daylight” between the United States and Israel, but this often clashed with his attempt, in the run up to his re-election, to portray himself as supporting the American ally.

With such political considerations aside, Obama has become more comfortable displaying his true attitude toward Israel.

He needs to be contained until 2017, which is why it’s very important that the GOP retake the Senate this year.