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Iran will be issue one. On October 10, Haaretz headlined "Nuclear Iran will star in Netanyahu's bid for re-election, not Israel's economy," saying:

Fear trumps human need. "Netanyahu will highlight the approaching nuclear danger and portray himself as the only Israeli leader realistic enough - and tough enough - to deal with it."

He repeats the Big Lie ad nauseam. He promises action against a bogus "Iranian threat."

"Netanyahu prefers to focus on Iran rather than the economy, since Israeli elections are usually decided on the people's anxiety about their security. And the economic horizon beyond the election looks grim indeed."

From now through election, expect scurrilous anti-Iranian propaganda. It'll probably get him reelected. Fear works that way. What's coming post-election bears close watching.

David Rothkopf serves as Foreign Policy (FP) magazine's CEO and Editor-at-Large. Formerly, he and former Clinton National Security Advisor Anthony Lake co-founded Intellibridge Corporation.

Sourcewatch said in launching Intellibridge, Rothkopf had help from "several former government officials and spooks, including Anthony Lake and former CIA director John Deutch...." Former Clinton administration officials hold top posts.

Intellibridge provides "open-source intelligence, customized content, and analysis to the military and corporations."  

Earlier, Rothkopf was Kissinger Associates managing director and US Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy. 

He and FP support Washington's imperial agenda. On October 8, he headlined "A Truly Credible Military Threat to Iran," saying:

America and Israeli may surgically strike Iran. Washington will do most heavy lifting. Israel will ride shotgun. Netanyahu won't go it alone. He needs US approval and support.

Romney's been baiting Obama on Iran. In an October 8 Virginia Military Institute speech, he claimed :

"Iran today has never been closer to a nuclear weapons capability.  It has never posed a greater danger to our friends, our allies, and to us."

"The President has failed to lead in Syria".Our ally Turkey has been attacked.  And the conflict threatens stability in the region."

"It is time to change course in the Middle East".I will put the leaders of Iran on notice that the United States and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability." 

"(W)e must make clear to Iran through actions - not just words - that their nuclear pursuit will not be tolerated." He barely stopped short of urging war.

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