December 15, 2011
Yes, Obama May Bomb Iran
Robert Dreyfuss, The Diplomat
A former top Obama adviser on the Middle East says the president is serious when he says all options remain open. Just look at his track record.
Dennis Ross, just retired as President Barack Obama’s top adviser on the Middle East, warned yesterday that Obama means what he says when he declares that the White House isn’t ruling out military action against Tehran. Though other, senior U.S. officials, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have repeatedly stressed that war against Iran could have unpredictable and dangerous results, Ross said Obama is serious about using force to prevent Iran from acquiring a military nuclear capability.
“He hasn’t been reluctant to use force when he...
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