Dan Friedman writes:
[All day I was toying with the idea of sending around one or more of the stories about Israel’s supposed deal with Azerbaijan to use their airfields as a staging area for an attack on Iran. But I kept asking myself who really benefits from the story – and never pressed “send.” Now I have an answer to my question, and as I suspected the beneficiary (and source) of the story was Israel’s “best friend,” Barack Obama. df]
Israelis Suspect Obama Media Leaks to Prevent Strike on Iran - ABC News – 3/29/2012
JERUSALEM - Two reports today about Iran's nuclear program and the possibility of an Israeli military strike have analysts in Israel accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran and for Iran to reach a compromise in upcoming nuclear talks.
See also Ron Ben Yishai at YNet, via EoZ:
Read it all. And don't forget: Whatever happens, the fact that the President's name is Hussein has nothing to do with it.