by liberal japonicus
This Guardian article is about the heightened speculation of a Iran strike and the possibility of it occuring before the US presidential election. From the article:
Writing in Israel's biggest-selling daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, Nahum Barnea and Simon Shiffer, both respected commentators, said: "Insofar as it depends on Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, an Israeli military strike on the nuclear facilities in Iran will take place in these coming autumn months, before the US elections in November."
But, it pointed out: "There is not a single senior official in the establishment – neither among the [Israeli Defence Forces] top brass nor in the security branches, or even the president – who supports an Israeli strike at the moment."
The article finishes with this observation.
There are still those who believe Netanyahu and Barak are playing a dangerous game of bluff aimed at forcing America's hand. But, for now, those who believe Israel is heading towards war are speaking with louder voices.
Not sure how this plugs in with Romney's comments in his trip to Israel but it is certainly depressing.