Sound analysis and a pleasure to read. My read on Iran is that there is much fluff in their power rants and the Iranian president's boasts are not backed up by substantial military strength sufficient to withstand a vigorous attack on its facilities. Moreover, global powers with nuclear weaponry are not eager to share this expertise by allowing others to gain the knowledge - so chances are the US, Russia, Israel, India and some others have a quiet alliance of interests in not permitting Iran to acquire this power. The US is speeding production of the MOP (massive ordinace penetrator) which should demolish the underground bunkers. These are supposed to be deployable on the heaviest US bombers by mid 2010 unless there are production delays.
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from the article: Iran in the cross-hairs