Panetta: “Strong likelihood” that Israel will attack Iran this spring

posted at 6:00 pm on February 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m skeptical, but the degree of saber-rattling at the Herzliya Conference today was off the charts. First the IDF’s intel chief estimated that Iran has enough uranium to make four bombs, the first of which could be ready in a year. Later Ehud Barak claimed that Iran’s underground enrichment facility at Fordow would soon be too heavily fortified to destroy from the air using conventional weapons, which means the window to attack is closing. Then Israel’s vice prime minister warned that the Iranian missile base that was hit by that oh-so-mysterious explosion in November was working on solid-fuel ICBMs with a range of 6,000 miles, which would expand Iran’s target list from Israel and Europe to the U.S. Take it all together and you’ve got the Israeli brass warning America publicly that soon we’ll face the same nuclear threat as Israel unless someone acts imminently.

To which Panetta says: You go first.

Panetta believes there is strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June — before Iran enters what Israelis described as a “zone of immunity” to commence building a nuclear bomb. Very soon, the Israelis fear, the Iranians will have enough enriched uranium in deep underground facilities to make a weapon — and only the U.S. could then stop them militarily…

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak may have signaled the prospect of an Israeli attack soon when he asked last month to postpone a planned U.S.-Israel military exercise that would culminate in a live-fire phase in May. Barak apologized that Israel couldn’t devote the resources to the annual exercise this spring…

Israelis are said to believe that a military strike could be limited and contained. They would bomb the uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz and other targets; an attack on the buried enrichment facility at Qom would be harder from the air. Iranians would retaliate, but Israelis doubt the action would be an overwhelming barrage, with rockets from Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. One Israeli estimate is that the Jewish state might have to absorb 500 casualties…

“You stay to the side, and let us do it,” one Israel official is said to have advised the United States. A “short-war” scenario assumes five days or so of limited Israeli strikes, followed by a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. Israelis are said to recognize that damage to the nuclear program might be modest, requiring another strike in a few years.

Read PJM’s Barry Rubin and Red State’s Jeff Emanuel for smart, skeptical takes on attacking Iran. The bottom line now is the same as it’s been for the past five years: An attack wouldn’t finish off the program but would dramatically raise the risk of war in the region, including nuclear war once Iran puts its enrichment program back together. So why all the saber-rattling lately? Because the White House knows Israel is right about Iran nearing weaponization capabilities with uranium enrichment and they figure the threat of an Israeli attack might convince Iran to come back to the table and make a deal before that happens. Why they think that, I simply don’t know: The conventional wisdom about bombing Iran is that it would backfire by affronting Iranian citizens, who would end up rallying behind the leadership in national solidarity. Not too swift if regime change is your goal. In fact, some dovish analysts are convinced (of course) that even the new sanctions on Iran are backfiring by handing the mullahs an excuse for their miserable kleptocracy and mismanagement of the Iranian economy. Says Tony Karon at Time:

The escalation of an external threat also helps [Khamenei] reunite a dangerously divided regime (whose rival factions face off in a parliamentary election in March), creating a narrative that blames hostile Western pressure for the economic pain suffered by ordinary Iranians. It also fosters a siege environment in which political opposition is equated with treason. Even in the narrowest economic sense, talking up the possibility of confrontation helps Iran mitigate the effect of sanctions: The oil price seems to jump a few dollars with each new rattle of the saber.

And here’s Suzanne Maloney at Foreign Affairs arguing that it’s hard to negotiate with a regime that knows you’re trying to topple it.

What needs to be addressed is the disturbing reality that the Obama administration’s approach offers no viable endgame for dealing with Iran’s current leadership. The impression that the sanctions are permanent — indeed, the new law does not specify any conditions that Tehran might satisfy in order to lift the siege on its central bank — conforms to Iranian hard-liners’ darkest delusions about Washington’s intentions. By embracing maximalist measures, the White House has come full circle, abandoning, along the way, its earlier optimistic efforts at engagement. In doing so, it has implicitly relinquished the prospect of negotiating with the Islamic regime: given the ayatollahs’ innate mistrust of the West, they cannot be nudged into a constructive negotiating process by measures that exacerbate their vulnerability.

The White House doesn’t hide the fact that one of the goals of the new sanctions is to increase internal dissent in Iran with an eye to kickstarting an Iranian Spring. The implicit offer to Iran is that if they agree to outsource their uranium enrichment to other countries — which would, in theory, guarantee that it couldn’t reach weapons-grade — then the sanctions will be dropped. Iran has little incentive to accept that, though: They’d take a huge hit in prestige among the population by selling out their nuclear “energy” rights, and all they’d gain is a return to the economic status quo before sanctions were imposed. Whom do they blame then when their economy continues to tank? A more interesting offer would be if Obama promised to formally recognize the regime and restore diplomatic relations in return for them giving up on uranium. He won’t do that in an election year or else he’ll be bludgeoned politically for selling out democracy and appeasing an expansionist power, but I wonder about next year.

In any case, there’s a reason why Panetta’s focused on April and not anytime sooner. Iran’s parliamentary elections are set for March and that’s bound to bring to a head some of the reformists’ lingering grievances from the repressed Green Revolution of 2009. The U.S./Israeli hope here, obviously, is that the results will inspire Green Revolution II: Iranian Spring, which in turn will upend the regime, which in turn will solve the problem of Iran’s nuclear scimitar being wielded by fanatic Shiite fundamentalists by replacing them with a new regime of somewhat less fanatic Shiite fundamentalists. Baby steps, my friends.

Update: Like I say, this “threat” ain’t much of a threat. New from the WSJ:

Iran denied United Nations inspectors access to a suspected nuclear site, scientists and documents during a visit to Tehran this week, dimming already scant hopes for a breakthrough to end a standoff over Iran’s nuclear work, according to diplomats briefed on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s mission.

The IAEA said it will return a senior-level team to Iran later this month to try and build on three days of discussions that were held with senior Iranian officials, which ended Tuesday.


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by replacing them with a new regime of somewhat less fanatic Shiite fundamentalists. Baby steps, my friends.

Is there such a thing?

sandee on February 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

The Iranian missile base that was hit by that oh-so-mysterious explosion in November was working on solid-fuel ICBMs with a range of 6,000 miles, which would expand Iran’s target list from Israel and Europe to the U.S.

But they aren’t a threat…

Chip on February 2, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Generally, if our guy is saying these things publicly its a bluff.

JonPrichard on February 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Iran wants a nuclear weapon? I say give them one…with a short, lit fuse

BierManVA on February 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

An attack wouldn’t finish off the program but would dramatically raise the risk of war in the region, including nuclear war once Iran puts its enrichment program back together. – AP

But letting Iran finish 3 or 4 bombs would lower the risk of nuclear war?

What the…..?

oldroy on February 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Thanks, pokerface.

Jim-Rose on February 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Panetta: “Strong likelihood” that Israel will attack Iran this spring

Um, if they are are ally, and by “they” I mean Israel, should we be making statements like this, and by “we” I mean the Obama administration?

Fallon on February 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The bottom line now is the same as it’s been for the past five years: An attack wouldn’t finish off the program

Sorta depends on whether it was an attack attack, doesn’t it, AP?

kunegetikos on February 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Not that I blame the Israelis in the slightest if they do act unilaterally against Iran (0bama will never support Israel over the mullahs), but I’ve heard these sorts of warnings before.

IIRC, in the spring of 2011 an Israeli strike against Iran by September of 2011 was labelled very likely by some sources.

MidniteRambler on February 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The U.S./Israeli hope here, obviously, is that the results will inspire Green Revolution II: Iranian Spring, which in turn will upend the regime, which in turn will solve the problem of Iran’s nuclear scimitar being wielded by fanatic Shiite fundamentalists by replacing them with a new regime of somewhat less fanatic Shiite fundamentalists. Baby steps, my friends.

Yeah, Green Revolution I did pretty damn well, *cough cough*, and Neda is still unavailable for comment.

Hope, still springing eternal./

ted c on February 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Maybe they can’t penetrate the facility but they surly can make a 50 mile radius of radioactivity around it that would kill off anyone who gets to close.

multiuseless on February 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

great post, allah.

ted c on February 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I was reading some other news (about Afghanistan) and wondered how Panetta and Petraeus can stand to look at themselves in the mirror, knowing they are tools in political posturing for Teh One’s reelection, to the detriment of national security. Sickening.

If we keep “leaking” everything (for obvious political point scoring), we will have no friends. Fool me once…

Hueydriver on February 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Pancetta wants a war to keep Obama as ruler for life

burrata on February 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Obama is going to get down on his knees and personally ask Jesus to do something about it.

He’s such a religous guy and all.

(How did not spontaneously combust out of fulsome incendiary hypocrisy at the National Prayer Breakfast is a mystery to me.)

profitsbeard on February 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Encourage the Saudis deal with them. They hate the and distrust Persians as much as the Israelis do.

oldroy on February 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Mr. Panetta is acting as irresponsible as the guy who’s trying to predict the end of the world. Why on earth, if true, would the SECDEF telegraph that? It may be deception and, if real, the attack date telegraph may serve to accelerate efforts or to heighten AD awareness chronically so as to dull the forces if they are held on alert too long.

ted c on February 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM

One of two things is going on here- either Leon Panetta has a “loose lips” problem, or he vehemently disagrees with the Obama policy and is doing his best to derail it. In either case, however; I suspect it won’t be long before he decides to spend more time with family.

BKeyser on February 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

There’s an even stronger likelihood that Iran will attack Israel if they don’t.

The Rogue Tomato on February 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Hey, Panetta, can you tell us the time, date, and locations too??

WryTrvllr on February 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Encourage the Saudis deal with them. They hate the and distrust Persians as much as the Israelis do.

oldroy on February 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Way too many shiite in Saudi for them to effectively deal with this.

WryTrvllr on February 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Hey, thanks for keeping that intel under your hat, Leon.

mojo on February 2, 2012 at 6:17 PM

So far, this may be the only issue that O has handled no worse than W.

In fact, one might even prefer prissy talk and no action to cowboy talk and no action.

kunegetikos on February 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Good, God be with you.

carbon_footprint on February 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM

The conventional wisdom about bombing Iran is that it would backfire by affronting Iranian citizens, who would end up rallying behind the leadership in national solidarity.

Except that even the opposition in the Iranian protests of 2009 wanted a nuclear program.

The argument from that side appears to be we can’t strike Iran to stop it from getting nuclear weapons because otherwise the people will rally behind the country…as it gets nuclear weapons.

Either way…it gets nuclear weapons.

amerpundit on February 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Who’s Leon Panetta supossed to be?
Iran’s Paul Revere?

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2012 at 6:21 PM

There’s an even stronger likelihood that Iran will attack Israel if they don’t.

The Rogue Tomato on February 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Which many on the American (and European) Left would have absolutely no problem with.

Del Dolemonte on February 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Obama secretly wants this to happen, that way, he can run as a War President and distract gullible Americans from his dismal record on the economy, the deficit, the national debt, and practically everything else.

Aizen on February 2, 2012 at 6:27 PM

So far, this may be the only issue that O has handled no worse than W.

In fact, one might even prefer prissy talk and no action to cowboy talk and no action.

kunegetikos on February 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Like Gitmo and the Patriot act???

WryTrvllr on February 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM

So far, this may be the only issue that O has handled no worse than W.

In fact, one might even prefer prissy talk and no action to cowboy talk and no action.

kunegetikos on February 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

You’re comparing apples to oranges.

Back in 2007, the Chimpy-Haters pooh-poohed any talk of Iran being a “danger” to anyone, solely because they hated him so much. Remember that UN “study” that came out saying Iran was “good”? And all of the Leftists laughing at anyone who worried about Iran calling them “clueless Neocons?”

Del Dolemonte on February 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

More fear mongering from the Bush Administration!

Roymunson on February 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

It is not wise to mess with the apple of God’s eye.

davidk on February 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

The U.S./Israeli hope here, obviously, is that the results will inspire Green Revolution II: Iranian Spring

What happened to the first one, oh mighty BHO?

John the Libertarian on February 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Up next…

… Panetta will be giving out pictures and home addresses of SEAL Team Six.

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Not our problem.

libfreeordie on February 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

wag. dog.

faraway on February 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Good!

Send the mooslims to Hell where they all belong and turn that wretched, ugly country of Iran into a parking lot for the autos of wealthy Saudis.

Knocking off Iranian mooslim scientists one at a time and Stuxnet can only go so far.

Hope the Israelis have a General Moshe “Bombs Away!” LeMay to lead the attack. mooslims already live in the Stone Age, so this Lemay can only bomb them further back into the Stone Age, but that will be just fine.

Horace on February 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Hmmm, a Barry Administration pogwog makes a statement and it is taken as expert analysis? Really? Flipping back through the pages to see if any other Barry admin statement ever turned out to be
expert analysis…….looking….looking……flip, flip,,,,looking…..

hmmmmmmmmmm……

Limerick on February 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM

increase internal dissent in Iran with an eye to kickstarting an Iranian Spring.

Because the Obama Administration gave the Iranian protestors so much support the last time….

notropis on February 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Anything any of these sons-a-b#*hes says these days has one common theme…Get the SCOMF re-elected.

BigWyo on February 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM

What happened to the first one, oh mighty BHO?

John the Libertarian on February 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

NICE….VERY…NICE!!!!

WryTrvllr on February 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM

with an eye to kickstarting an Iranian Spring.

A thin ribbon of Muslims mimicking western buzz words stand little chance in attacking the Pope of Shia Islam while he gets things set up for the return of the Al Billy in the well. (If Muslims didn’t hate/fear dogs, some Arab Lassie could have alerted someone in a timely manner)

America nor any other western nit wits know who and what they are dealing with. It must be becoming a chore to keep up the stupidity.

BL@KBIRD on February 2, 2012 at 6:50 PM

…Paging President Barrack Hussein Obama, you are wanted on the World Stage…will President Obama PLEASE report immediately to the World Stage to LEAD, please?…

…What, crickets? Okay, i guess can’t be too surprised.

BlaxPac on February 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Israel’s vice prime minister warned that the Iranian missile base that was hit by that oh-so-mysterious explosion in November was working on solid-fuel ICBMs with a range of 6,000 miles, which would expand Iran’s target list from Israel and Europe to the U.S.

Not our problem.

libfreeordie on February 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Wonder what a Glow In The Dark libfreeordie would look like?

Del Dolemonte on February 2, 2012 at 7:04 PM

They weren’t born to walk on water
They weren’t born to sack and slaughter
But on their soul, they weren’t born
To stoop and knuckle under
They can again learn to steal some thunder
They can again learn to work some wonder
And when the gauntlet’s down,
It’s time to rise and climb the sky
And soon the moon will smoulder
And the winds will drive
Yes, Israel grows older but it’s soul remains alive
All those tremulous stars still glitter
They will survive
Let their hearts grow colder and as bitter as a falcon in the dive

There was a dream, a dying ember
There was a dream, they may not yet remember
But they will resurrect that dream
Though rivers stream and hills grow steeper
For in the Middle East where life gets cheaper
Oh, here in this Hell the blood runs deeper
And when the final duel is near
They will lift their spear and fly
Piercing into the sky and higher
And the strong will thrive
Yes, the weak will cower while the fittest will survive
If they wait for the darkest hour
Till they spring alive
Then with claws of molten fire, they will devour like a falcon in the dive!

PercyB on February 2, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I would like to see the the specific battle plans! Seriously why not just release the date, time and what they plan to use in their attack. Oh and the routes! Don’t forget to include the routes the fighter planes will be taking.

Panetta: “We are the most transparent administration EVEH!”

Conservative4Ever on February 2, 2012 at 7:07 PM

This is shaping up to be one helluva year.

lynncgb on February 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM

This is shaping up to be one helluva year.

lynncgb on February 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I picked a bad year to give up sniffing glue.

OldEnglish on February 2, 2012 at 7:11 PM

We’re working up some 30,000 pound bunker busters from SOME purpose. Unlikely they’re there to become museum pieces.

michaelo on February 2, 2012 at 7:12 PM

REMEMBER…this is OBAMA re-election season.
Everything Obama now does is about him getting re-elected.

So he sets up the worrying problem…such as…
“Israel to attack Iran”
and
then Obama solves the (hypothetical) problem in the near future.
“I talked Israel out of it.”

WOW!!!! Obama, the world leader! Obama, the genius statesman!
Obama should get re-elected!!! Vote Obama!

REMEMBER… Everything that Obama does is about him getting re-elected…to the 10th power.

albill on February 2, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Why don’t we tell them exactly when and where and how they will attack also.

rightConcept on February 2, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Iran wants a nuclear weapon? I say give them one…with a short, lit fuse

BierManVA on February 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Remember this movie?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158583/

marinetbryant on February 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM

We need a song.,
From our friends @ LatmaTV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuEhhPbAAdA

burrata on February 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Didn’t our ‘foreign policy’ expert, Barry Obama say that there was nothing to worry about? Isn’t he “The Smartest Man in the World”?

GarandFan on February 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM

WryTrvllr on February 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Yeah.

Meanwhile, I wouldn’t mind so much if someone did something before one of these things goes off. But I guess that would be insensitive.

kunegetikos on February 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

It is my fervent hope that each every author of the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate is identified publicly. Soon the blood of thousands and thousands will be on their hands and I want to know whothe despicable scum are.

MTF on February 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

“The Smartest Man in the World”?

GarandFan on February 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM

“World?” WTF? He is the smartest man in the known Universe and all ships at sea.

My report on you to Aaaattttaaacccckkkk Wwwwaaatttch has already been signed, sealed and delivered!

Horace on February 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM

It is my fervent hope that each every author of the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate is identified publicly. Soon the blood of thousands and thousands will be on their hands and I want to know whothe despicable scum are.

MTF on February 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Yeah…Drool….

WryTrvllr on February 2, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Hammer the sites now because once they get a weapon you can put it back in the bottle. If you dont sooner or later we’ll have to do worse and i’ll cost more in blood and money.

Sultanofsham on February 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

It’s shameful the way we’re relying on Israel to deal with Iran.

Israel’s potential strike force consists of about two-dozen F-15s and a bunch more squadrons of F-16s, none designed for long-range strategic bombing.

The potential US strike force consists of around 20 B-2 stealth bombers, 80-90 slightly-stealthy B-1 bombers, and 80-90 B-52 bombers. Close to 200 heavy bombers. Plus the cruise missiles and carrier aircraft.

There’s never a Curtis LeMay around when you need one.

kd6rxl on February 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I picked a bad year to give up sniffing glue.

OldEnglish on February 2, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Speaking of Airplane! references:

Ted Striker (Robert Hays): My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.

Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty): When will you be back?

Ted Striker (Robert Hays): I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Israel should attack Iran for at least a couple of good reasons. First, it would hurt Iran’s nuclear/military capabilities. Second, it would support the resolve of the Iranian people to rally to bring down the oppressive regime now ruling the country.

Steve Stoddard on February 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

“Strong likelihood” that Israel will attack Iran this spring

Newt Gingrich just achieved tumescence.

sobincorporated on February 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Why doesn’t the Obama administration deal with Iran the same way they are dealing with the Taliban…
………declare that they are not the enemy and just ignore the threat.

Baxter Greene on February 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Not our problem.

libfreeordie on February 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

…yea..
..liberals said the same thing about Bin Laden and his partnership in terror with the Taliban in Afghanistan…
…..how did that work out dumba$$.

Baxter Greene on February 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Israel is on their own unless they wait 1 year

shanimal on February 2, 2012 at 9:33 PM

They need a foreign legion

WryTrvllr on February 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Israel attacks Iran and takes out all the sites (make no mistake they will completely destroy them) then Hesbolla attacks from Egypt and Lebanon. Israel must have solid plans and a hope that the trouble in Syria continues. There is much more here than just attacking Iran, much, much more. They have to have all ducks in a row. This is a very serious situation no matter how you look at it.

jainphx on February 2, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Please, God! Protect and defend our ally, Israel!

dawndawn on February 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Allah; Leon Panetta’s statement on this should be viewed in the same context as Colin Powell’s statement on Saddam Hussein’s possession of WMDs.

ted c on February 2, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Please, God! Protect and defend our ally, Israel!

dawndawn on February 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Hear our prayers.

Mirimichi on February 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM

All the legitimate dovish considerations are now irrelevant because it’s five minutes to midnight. They were relevant for the last 8 years, when there was still plenty of time, when the world was dragging its feet. Now no longer so.

One thing that worries me – remember how the gentle Europeans refused to cooperate with the US on Iraq because of American cowboyism?

So… the EU is war-weary and with a heavy recession that has no end in sight, and they are participating in the largest ever oil ban against Iran. What does that tell you? To me it says that it isn’t really 5 minutes to midnight, but 1 minute to midnight. That the way things really are, the real nuclear progress in Iran is much farther than anything that’s ever been revealed in any newspaper so far.

That’s why all this saber-rattling, and that’s why the oil ban. NOW they’re scrambling to do something, when they realize that they do have to sacrifice and get off their bums, and that Israel and the US won’t save them this time.

AlexB on February 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM

As with many other predictions of this administration, I think this one is based on his belief in the Mayan Calender eschation. The obamaniacs need something like this to survive.

Old Country Boy on February 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Panetta: “Strong likelihood” that Israel will attack Iran this spring

Later, Panetta: in April
Still later, Panetta: the 26th
Finally, Panetta: we’ll get back to you on the time as soon as we know it.

IrishEyes on February 3, 2012 at 9:04 AM

“We’re raiding Macho Grande at 0600 tomorrow. We’ll be flying low from the East.”
“When we you be back?”
“I can’t tell you that. Its classified.”

Bevan on February 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I really doubt that the Israelis would tell anyone in the Obummer administration if they are truly planning an attack. They would be wise to let Obummer find out about it on Fox News or CNN. I wouldn’t put it past Obummer to call the Iranians and tell them exactly when and where the Israelis would be attacking if he knew about any plans ahead of time.

sherrimae on February 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM