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Obama says no war decision over Iran in two months

(Xinhua)

10:11, March 07, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Xinhua) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday rejected the notion that Washington has to decide over the next two months whether to launch a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, saying war is not "a game."

Addressing a press conference at the White House, the president reiterated that he believes "a window of opportunity" exists at this stage for a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran's controversial nuclear program.

"That's not just my view. That's the view of our top intelligence officials. It's the view of top Israeli intelligence officials," he said.

He claimed that Iran is "feeling the bite" in a substantial way of the crippling sanctions in place against it and is politically isolated.

"This notion that somehow we have a choice to make in the next week or two weeks or month or two months is not borne out by the facts," he stressed.

He criticized his political rivals for their "casualness" in talking about war with Iran, saying a war has impact on American lives, national security and economy.

"Those folks don't have a lot of responsibilities. They're not commander in chief," he said. "This is not a game, and there's nothing casual about it."

However, Obama failed to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold off a unilateral military action against Iran's nuclear sites in the coming months in their high- profile meeting at the White House on Monday.

The president had urged the prime minister to allow for more time for diplomacy and sanctions to work.

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John at 2012-03-07113.231.240.*
The U.S. Has bunker busting bombs that Israel does not. Obama does not want a war just before election time. The bottom line is that the U.S. will back Israel"s play. We always have and always will. There may be a war but there will not be a Nuclear Iran
  

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