Thursday, September 25, 2008

Israel sought permission to attack Iran - Bush said No

A view of the nuclear enrichment plant of Natanz in central Iran. Photograph: EPA

Israel gave serious thought this spring to launching a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites but was told by President George W Bush that he would not support it and did not expect to revise that view for the rest of his presidency, senior European diplomatic sources have told the Guardian.

The answer was more like, HELL NO! After Iraq and Afghanistan, you couldn't melt the US down and pour it on another Islamic country...

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