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Attacking Iran–Bad Option, Says Admiral Mullen

Admiral Mike Mullen, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made clear that American military leaders did not regard an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities as an effective way to deal with issues of peace in the Middle East or Asia.” I worry a great deal about the response of a country that gets struck. It is really a really important place to not go if we can not go there in any way, shape or form.” The issue of attacking Iran has recently become an issue due to ridiculous comments by Vice President Biden that America would not interfere with an Israel strike at Iran. President Obama quickly put to rest any suggestion he wants such an attack to occur.

The problem with Israel leaders is not their belief Iranian nuclear capabilities could be destroyed, but the total absence of any understanding as to what would occur AFTER the attack. Iran would send hundreds of missiles toward Israel and other targets. Riots would break out, and any hope for peace between Israel and the Palestinians would be over.

Red, Not Green Light, On Iran Attack, Says Obama

President Obama made clear that Joe Biden’s mouth that roared did not speak for the American government when he indicated that Israel had the right to launch air strikes on Iran. The president said his administration had made clear to Israel that “absolutely” opposed such action. “We have said directly to the Israelis that it is important to try and resolve this in an international setting way that does not create major conflict in the Middle East.” He admitted the United States could not tell other nations what to do, but “what is also true is the policy of the United States to try to resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear capabilities.” He wants to work through diplomatic channels, not the channel of airplanes bombing targets.

Unfortunately, while Joe Biden is a man with deep compassion he too often allows his mouth to speak before consulting his brain. The last thing to tell the current right wing Israel government is they have a right to throw the entire Middle East into a state of terror.