Polls show that Americans consider Iran to be enemy number one these days, but one is never sure that President Obama sees things the same way. For years, his most visceral hostility has been reserved for Israel. Now, as part of his election-year fence-mending, he is trying to walk back that hostility. With respect to the current Iran crisis, I admit to some uncertainty as to what is going on. Is the administration really trying to restrain Israel, thereby manifesting a lack of concern for our ally’s survival? Or is its oft-stated fear of an Israeli strike part of a coordinated effort to convince the mullahs of the reality of the Israeli threat?
Such uncertainty, of course, is not the province of the editorial cartoonist. Michael Ramirez takes Obama at his word: