Ed Koch ‘Doesn’t Trust’ Obama on Israel

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Ed Koch speaks at the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant on May 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images) Photo: JP Yim/2011 Getty Images

"I don’t believe in trusting politicians," the former New York mayor Koch said in a radio show with Aaron Klein, a Jerusalem-based right-wing author whose two new titles accuse Obama of being a secret Socialist. Still, Koch is campaigning for the president out of pragmatism: "I believe that he is going to win whether I vote for him or not. I believe that he is going to win. So wouldn’t it be better that he wins changing his positions?" he explained. The position Koch most wants to change? Obama's wait-and-see strategy with Israel and Iran. "We should say that an attack upon Israel is an attack upon the United States and that we will militarily respond," he said.