gary's choices | The Goldberg Variations: Are we going to bomb Iran?

 You must do what we can’t, because if you don’t, we will. (How I wish I had said that.)

In circles that I frequent, people just can’t stop talking about the Jeffrey Goldberg article in The Atlantic, “The Point of No Return,” which argues that a US and/or Israeli military attack on Iran in the next year or so is highly probable.

If you read my recent posting in this blog (just below this one), you will know that I think that is intellectual garbage, or maybe just propaganda — is there any difference? It is so transparently pushing the “threat” of an Israeli attack in order to get the US to do something utterly foolish, that I have a very hard time even writing about it.

The all time very best comment about the neo-con cum Israeli advice urging the US to attack Iran was by Paul Woodward in a recent blog posting: You must do what we can’t, because if you don’t, we will. (How I wish I had said that.)

Still, if this subject really turns you on, here is someone else writing about it who knows a lot about Israel, nukes and US policy. Joshua Pollack wrote in “Some Straight Talk About Iran” in the aptly named ArmsControlWonk website:

After reading Jeffrey Goldberg’s lengthy article in The Atlantic about Israeli calculations on whether to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, I’m left with an observation and a judgment. First, the observation…..

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