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Krauthammer: Israel Will Attack Iran if They Think Obama Will Win the Election

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"Afterwards there's no telling how Obama would punish Israel."

Israel Air StrikeIsrael will attack Iran if they think President Barack Obama will win again in November, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer predicted Friday.

"If they think Obama will win the election, I think it's likely they will attack before because afterwards there's no telling how Obama would punish Israel, and Israel would be vulnerable to any sanctions or other measures from the United States," Krauthammer said Friday on Fox News.

Pointing out Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's words earlier this year that Israel would attack Iran in April, May or June, Krauthammer said the "clock is running."

"I think they're simply waiting to make sure that these sham negotiations are declared over rather than put on life support as a way to say all options have been tried, now we have to defend ourselves," he said.

Iran on Saturday said it has a plan to block the Strait of Hormuz if it feels its interests are "seriously threatened," and last week issued a new threat to "wipe" Israel "off the face of the earth" if the Jewish state attacks.

Watch Krauthammer's comments below (relevant portion begins at the 1:18 mark):

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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