First comprehensive study in Hebrew into Islamic State says Sunni group could wield more influence over Israeli Arabs and Palestinians if it takes land closer to Israel’s borders.11:08 28.11.15 | 1 comments
Hello Mark, Whatever you think of Bush's wisdom, which is low in any case, he does not have the option of a ground invasion. Congress will not allow. (Besides, the US no longer has enough ground forces for the job while Iraq is in turmoil.) The only action open to him is an airattack, which he can order swiftly and have it over with much before the war powers act kicks in. So this is what he might do. There will be all the cost of likely Iranian retaliation. Perhaps Iran will embark on another nuclear program, but this will take more years and in the meantime Bush will be out of office. It might be satisfactory for Dumbya to leave the mess to others. I am not advocating this. I think Joschka is right that there is room to go further with diplomacy coupled with the potential of using force. The Mullahs might worry about their regime, and they might override Ahmadinejad. We will see what the US does.