Will Obama Bomb Iran?

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Danielle Pletka

Danielle Pletka is vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. I believe there's little to no chance President Obama will order a military strike on Iran's nuclear weapons facilities before the end of his term. First, the president is clearly loath to engage in "another" military intervention in the Middle East. Second, it is clear that the administration is waiting until it is completely certain Iran has an actual weapon (rather than simply the means to assemble one in short order), and once Iran has an actual weapon, the calculus and danger of a strike grow substantially. In my view, Barack Obama wishes to leave office as the man who dramatically altered the domestic economic landscape, not as the man who bombed Iran. (AP Photo)

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