The thing to remember about any deal that the P5+1 — Obama administration, Britain, France, Communist China, Russia and Germany — seeks with the Iranians is that it will be a separate peace. Whatever U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and their camarilla think of it, their pact, if any emerges, will have been reached at the exclusion — and over the protestations — of the Jewish state that is the declared target of the Iranian regime.
This would be by far the worst breach in America’s solidarity with Israel, but it would not be the first time. I was reminded of this by the speech James Baker delivered the other day to J Street’s annual policy conference. Our 61st secretary of state, who served under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, spoke of America’s refusal to let Israel fly in its own defense against the Scud missiles Saddam Hussein was launching at Jerusalem.