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September 28th, 2012
01:02 AM ET

Gergen: Distrust between Israel and U.S.

David Gergen says it seems the Israelis don't trust that the U.S. will use force, and there's a major discrepancy in defining the red line with Iran. Israel wants to act when the Iranians have the capability to build a bomb, while America views that point as the time at which they acquire a bomb. Gergen says "that's way too late" from the Israeli perspective.

He also added that Pres. Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu talk often, but didn't meet in person during the U.N. General Assembly because they lack personal harmony.

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  1. Brenda

    You just commented on whether the presidential debate may change someone's mind. I am a female, independent and undecided voter who cannot wait for the debate. I voted for Obama in 2008 but I am concerned about his foreign policy regarding Israel and Iran. This just may be the deal breaker for me. I am also concerned about how the healthcare plan is going to impact future medical services and where the funding will come from. On the other side Romney's VP selection disappointed me. Regarding job growth for the future I have not heard a substantial plan from his lips. Yes, I'm undecided and hope I hear more during the debate.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  2. Thinker23

    From MY perspective, waiting for the murderer to pull out his gun and aim it at you is a bit too late to start pulling out yours.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:02 am |
  3. Yokrieg

    While Mitt Romney is attacking the Obama administration for not drawing the red line for Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu is going a long way to help his good friend Mitt Romney with whom he worked as corporate advisers at the Boston Consulting Group in the late '70s. Is Benjamin Netanyahu helping his friend Mitt Romney at the expense of Israel ?

    September 28, 2012 at 4:37 am |