Responding to reports of President Obama's conversation in which he was overheard on an open microphone deriding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, reportedly saying, "You're fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day," as well as to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) latest report again confirming that Iran has conducted advanced research "specific" to nuclear weapons, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02) released the following statement:
"How utterly fitting that, while the IAEA was preparing to release its latest report yet again confirming that Iran is conducting research that is ONLY relevant to a nuclear weapons program -- not to mention working on miniaturizing said nuclear weapon -- Mr. Obama was engaging in juvenile gossip that would be unbefitting in a grade school classroom, much less coming from the mouth of the man who is supposed to be leader of the free world.
"I can't help but wonder if this President is simply confused, at this point, failing to understand that Israel, not Iran, is our most loyal ally -- a conclusion any observer of this Administration's foreign policy would be hard-pressed to reach, as Mr. Obama insults Israel time and again, while offering a 'new beginning' to Iran and ignoring years of advancements toward a nuclear capability that would plunge the entire world into the shadow of nuclear terrorism.
"Let it be known, Mr. President, that if Iran gains a nuclear weapon, it will have happened on your watch, while you stood on the sidelines and gossiped about which world leaders' personalities best suited your fancy."