I’m hesitant to pick up the Israel Army Radio report alleging that Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice-presidential pick, warned Israel not long ago (in his capacity as chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee) that it would ultimately have to live with a nuclear Iran.
It hasn’t been confirmed by any other outlet, and it’s all anonymous.
However, now that Biden has vehemently refuted the report, I guess I can blog it. Here’s what Biden’s campaign says:
“This is a lie peddled by partisan opponents of Senators Obama and Biden and we will not tolerate anyone questioning Senator Biden’s 35-year record of standing up for the security of Israel. Joe Biden’s first trip as a Senator was to Israel, he has worked with every Israeli leader from Golda Meir to Prime Minister Olmert, and he takes a back seat to no one when it comes to protecting the relationship between Israel and the U.S.”