Benjamin Netanyahu, Nuclear Traitor?

Anticipating Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently publicly advocated that Israel abandon its policy of nuclear ambiguity, admit to Dimona's secrets, and establish a "second-strike" nuclear capability.

Since stepping down from his leadership of the Israeli government, Netanyahu has already established himself as Israel's strongest advocate for the Bush administration's missile defense schemes. But his nuclear cheerleading triggered a fierce reaction from current Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that his Likud party rival had crossed the loyalty line. Sharon concluded that the "verdict" against Netanyahu "is not different than the one handed down to Mordechai Vanunu."