In light of Admiral Michael Mullen and Anthony Cordesman’s recent public positions against an Israeli attack on Iran, Col Pat Lang has an interesting post on the diverging interests of Israel and the US. Excerpt below:
Now we have the case of Iran and its putative nuclear weapons program. The US intelligence community judged in the latest NIE on the subject that the Iranians are far, far from the ability to design and manufacture a nuclear warhead that could be “mated” to the Shihab-3 missiles that Iran fired recently in what was probably a counter threat to the the US and Israel. Mitt Romney said on television this morning that he doubts the judgments of that NIE. What his qualification would be for making such a judgment is another subject. Could it be that a foreign intelligence service has briefed him on its own judgments and he prefers those judgments?
Irancove @ July 9, 2008