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March 5, 2012

The Guardian: Israel and Iran, Straining at the Leash

In President Obama’s AIPAC speech, he told Israelis that America had a commitment to maintain Israel’s military edge. What he did not retreat from were the repeated statements by senior administration officials doubting Israel’s military capability against Iran. For the US military to be as aggressive as that about the military capability of its closest ally testifies to a dialogue that is tougher in private than it is in public. The National Iranian American Council ran an ad signed by an array of military brass urging the president to say no to a war of choice with Iran. The US military feels it has not been through two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, only to be bounced into a third.




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