Saturday, July 12, 2008

FORMER CHENEY ADVISER: ODDS OF ISRAEL ATTACKING IRAN 'SLIGHTLY, SLIGHTLY ABOVE 50-50'

Think Progress In an article for Mother Jones, Laura Rozen reports that there are “significant factors weighing against prospective Israeli military action on Iran before the Bush term ends. . . My sense is the Pentagon would be worried or opposed to an Israeli attack,” says David Wurmser, former Middle East adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney. But, according to Wurmser, an Israeli attack against Iran is still more likely than not: “Even beyond the question of whether McCain or Obama wins, the Israelis are afraid that no new administration is really going to be able to get its act together quickly to be able to mobilize a plan and do something,” Wurmser said. Wurmser put the odds of Israel striking Iran before Bush leaves office at “slightly, slightly above 50-50.”

1 Comments:

At July 12, 2008 1:16 PM, Blogger John Maszka said...

Unfortunately we can't believe anything the Bush administration says. In reality, many experts have been predicting for several years now that Bush would authorize an attack against Iran before he left office. If that happens, regardless of which candidate wins, there will be a big mess to clean up.

What Iran needs more than anything right now is something to lose. We've backed it into a corner and given it few options. We should give Iran an honorable path of retreat. Iran needs to be plugged into the global economy. Once its people are engaged economically, and it will have plenty of internal motivation to play better with others.

 

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