Skip to comments.'Bush may strike Iran near end of term'
Posted on 05/16/2007 8:43:26 AM PDT by bedolido
While arguing that economic sanctions against Teheran still have a chance of bearing fruit, a top strategic expert predicted on Tuesday that the Bush administration could conduct a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities toward the end of its term in office.
"I, for one, don't exclude the possibility that the US will act," Shai Feldman, currently director of the Crown Center for Middle East studies at Brandeis University, told an editorial meeting of The Jerusalem Post. "My feeling, though, is that if it will act, it will act in the last months of the administration, mostly because I think that they are inclined to try to give the other options the fullest possible chance."
Prof. Shai Feldman speaks to the editorial staff of The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
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I have heard from folks around DC(whom I suspect know about such things) that the president will not leave the White House without striking Iran to deny it use of nuclear weapons.
I’m not much of a fan of the “Strike Iran at end of term and let the next guy deal with the fallout” strategy.
Fallout is particularly apt in this context.
The alternative, waiting until these Islamic crazies actually have nukes and can use them, is unthinkable.
Near zero modulus of authenticity.
Well, that would be a sure fire way to destroy what is left of the GOP.
I’m guessing sometime in December, 2008, so it won’t look political?
Intrade’s futures expire in 2007. That leaves off the latter 2/3rds of the remainder of Bush’s term. The article said, “towards the end of his term.”
That ain't much. They are so self inflicted with destroying themselves, that any act Bush does will not hurt much. How do you kill what is already dead?
I think you’re on to something.
Then it’s a win all the way around from Bush’s point of view.
Anyone else notice these kinds of pronouncements are made once every six months or so?
Then Seymour Hersh can finally be right for a change. He’s the world’s greatest writer. /s
And monkeys may fly out of my butt.
Unless there is a Democrat in the White House, in which case WE will apologize to Iran, and wring our hands. Iran is sending people into Iraq that are openly attacking U.S. forces right now.
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