Is there any greater responsibility or heavier burden than that on the leader of a nation still suffering from the extermination of millions of its race in the last century who must make a decision whether to strike first at a nation developing nuclear weapons and whose leaders have vowed to annihilate his nation and wipe it from the face of the earth?
I understand those who urge restraint. But what if that is the wrong course? This could be another situation where a nation and its leaders take the course of action that appears to be the least bad.
I think it is important to remember that the first responsibility of the leaders of Israel is to the safety and security of its citizens. How they decide to insure Israel's survival will affect all of us in many ways.
"His latest set of outgoing signals seemed to suggest that an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities may be likely before America's presidential election in November. It is unclear if that is a coincidence, because of assessments that Iranian progress in uranium enrichment and bomb design will have reached a highly dangerous point by then; or maybe it is based on Netanyahu's calculation that President Barack Obama will be more supportive of Israel prior to election day – and perhaps not at all after he wins or loses on 6 November."
Israel and the US would come to deeply regret air strikes against Iran | Yossi Melman and Dan Raviv | Comment is free | The Guardian