Last Saturday, when I quoted Billmon's speculation on the possibility of a quick attack on Iran by the Bush administration in the event of a Democratic victory in the midterms ("War with Iran would not only be the quickest, most effective way to throw the Dems back on the defensive, it would also completely preempt, and bury, any post-election pressures to set a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq"), Skimble asked in comments,
Who would fight a war with Iran? Who's left?
Er, here's an answer:
JERUSALEM -- The deputy defense minister suggested Friday that Israel might be forced to launch a military strike against Iran's disputed nuclear program -- the clearest statement yet of such a possibility from a high-ranking official.
"I am not advocating an Israeli pre-emptive military action against Iran and I am aware of its possible repercussions," Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh, a former general, said in comments published Friday in The Jerusalem Post. "I consider it a last resort. But even the last resort is sometimes the only resort."...
Hey, Pelosi -- I got your spirit of bipartisanship, right here!