Bush Privately Lauds Israeli Attack on Syria

[Defense News] Barbara Opall-Rome and Vago Muradian - On Jan. 9, in one of the most extensive, face-to-face security discussions since an Israel Air Force attack on a Syrian nuclear reactor on Sep. 6, U.S. President George W. Bush privately commended his Israeli host on what was described as an important preventive action, according to an Israeli official briefed on the exchange. The official said he understood the U.S. president's comments as endorsement of the pre-emptive necessity of the Syrian strike. "That problem appears to be solved for the time being," the official said of the Syrian nuclear threat.

2008-01-14 01:00:00

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