ISRAELI PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back in the headlines on the subject of Iran. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,’’ Netanyahu complained that there was “no sense of urgency” by the global community about Iran’s advancing nuclear program. He went on to warn that Israel will “have to address this question of how to stop Iran, perhaps before the US does.”
If you sense a “Groundhog Day’’ quality to these remarks, you would be right. Netanyahu and President Obama have tangled on the Iran issue before but appeared to have closed ranks in recent months. Netanyahu’s blunt remarks predictably drew considerable criticism in the United States and beyond.