Barak “Lavishes Praise” on Obama for Resolve

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak-Israel’s most decorated soldier and former Prime Minister-strongly praised President Barack Obama’s commitment to stopping Iran’s nuclear weapons program during an interview with Israel Radio. Politico reported:

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak lavished praise on the president Thursday, commending him for being ‘ready to undertake the fiercest of political risks to his survival, in order to make good on what he believes in’ and defending him against those who call him a ‘soft appeaser.’

Barak forcefully pushed back against those who question Obama’s consistent resolve when it comes to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran by saying:

He added, ‘We are asked, sometimes, whether Obama is really a soft appeaser. To that, I say: “Go ask Osama bin Laden.”‘

Barak, who met with Obama in Washington last week, also hailed the president’s ‘internal consistency,’ which he said ‘stems from being a leader,’ and also pointed to Obama’s ‘circumspection that comes from seeing, above, only the heavens and one’s own conscience.’