Obama tried to influence Israeli voters by snubbing Netanyahu’s request for a meeting later this month, so here comes Bibi to return the favor. He’ll make his case on Iran directly to an American audience this morning on “Meet the Press.” I wonder if that’s been planned for weeks or if it was something hastily arranged, partly in frustration at O’s refusal to set any “red lines” for Iran’s nuke program and partly to capitalize on American anger over the embassy attacks this week. The idea that Islamic fundamentalists maybe shouldn’t be allowed to have nuclear weapons will have new resonance today for any American who’s been in a news coma since, oh, say, late September 2001. And believe me, they’re out there.
Here’s the line-up via the LA Times. Not sure why there’s no listing for “This Week,” but according to ABC’s website, they’ll have Susan Rice on as the main guest and Liz Cheney and Wes Clark, among others, on the panel to debate the Foreign-Policy President’s record.
State of the Union With Candy Crowley The Democratic agenda; 2012 Campaigns: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco)…
Face the Nation Embassy attack in Libya and 2012 election: Sen. John Mccain (R-Ariz.). Events in Middle East: Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations; Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Panel: Bobby Ghosh, Time; David Sanger, New York Times; John Dickerson; Margaret Brennan.
Meet the Press Israel and Iran; U.S.-Israeli relationship: Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel. Libya; anti-American protests overseas: Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Foreign policy and the 2012 campaign: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.); Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Bob Woodward; Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic; Andrea Mitchell.
This Week With George Stephanopoulos
Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Events in Libya and Egypt: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). George and Trish Vradenburg, U.S. Against Alzheimer’s. Panel: Brit Hume; Liz Marlantes; the Christian Science Monitor; Bill Kristol; Jeff Zeleny.