Friday, March 27, 2015

Observational Notes

Meir Dagan, who led Israel’s external spy service, the Mossad, from 2002 to 2011, has warned that

An attack on Iran would mean regional war, and in that case you would have given Iran the best possible reason to continue the nuclear program, in the aftermath of a military strike, the regional challenge that Israel would face would be impossible.

If you want to advocate for a new war in the most prestigious newspaper in the United States, you should have to grapple, at least briefly, with the potential dangers, given the costs, both financial and human, of America’s post-9/11 conflicts, that’s not too much to ask.