Krauthammer, Williams and Napolitano on the Significance of Netanyahu's U.N. Speech
On Thursday's Special Report, Bret Baier moderated a discussion on the implications and significance of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's earlier comments at the U.N.
Krauthammer outlined what he considered to be the major takeaway from the address. "The importance here is that this is a very clear explanation of the 'red line,'" he said.
According to Juan Williams, the most significant extraction was that Netanyahu seemed to align himself with the U.S. and President Obama. "I thought the news that came out of his speech was that he thanked
President Obama for saying that the U.S. wouldn't stand for a nuclear Iran."
The Obama administration has expressed that they believe there's still an opportunity for diplomacy with the nation, and Williams saw Netanyahu's speech as an affirmation that Israel supports U.S. policy at this time.
"I thought that PM Netanyahu made a brilliant and compelling and very, very scary case for containing Iran," Napolitano began, "but I disagree with Juan. I think he damned the president with fake praise ... Israel is a sovereign country." Napolitano asserted that Israel doesn't need the approval of the U.S. or any international body to defend itself, and if the Iranian use of nuclear weapons on their nation is imminent, under the principles of just war and international law, they can destroy that on their own.