Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Threat Of Attack, Again


A couple of weeks ago, after Benny Morris laid out the case for an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites in the New York Times, I posed some questions that needed answering before anything of the kind might even be entertained. I then got in touch with my friend Reza Aslan, the author of the remarkable No God But God--a prominent Iranian-American liberal (and critic of the Mullahs' regime)--to try to answer them. Our article appears in the Washington Post's Outlook section.

We will continue to hear that an Israeli attack is somehow inevitable, especially from Shaul Mofaz, who is making his hawkishness the centerpiece of an effort to capture the leadership of the Kadima Party and become prime minister. You can read Dan Sagir's exposure of Mofaz's opportunism here.