The Obama administration is globally known for appeasement to despot countries that will only betray them in a matter of time.

As our president embarks upon his travels to the Middle East this week, one could only pray that he will speak the cold truth to his Arab partners.

The situation in the Middle East is about to reach a tipping point. In May 2009, Iran launched a missile capable of striking Israel. In defiance of U.N. resolutions and sanctions, Iran has been developing the capability to make a nuclear bomb for years. It is not an unreasonable inference that if Iran, under the leadership of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had the capability, it would destroy Israel.

In a "World Without Zionism" conference in 2005, Ahmadinejad said that Israel is a "disgraceful stain [on] the Islamic world” that needed to be "wiped from the pages of history."

If an avowed enemy is reaching for a gun to shoot you, do you wait for him to pull the trigger before defending yourself? This is the situation that confronts Israel.

Is it naïve of President Obama to request that Israel not make a pre-emptive strike in defense of itself? And believe they are now preparing to do so sooner and not later. Wouldn't you do the same if you were emphatically told that you should be wiped off the face of the planet?

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