Yaakov, midair refueling does not require bases but safe airspace. Israel has flying tankers that can stay up for a long time, wait for the bombers going to strike, refuel them (preferably before the strike) and then all fly right home. It leaves less trace on the ground. The question is which country would allow it, or allow the armed bombers to reach that place. Syria wouldn't, and I doubt that Turkey will; they are also run by an Islamic party. Perhaps Jordan will allow passage, and the US will allow refueling over Iraq. The problem for all the participating countries is that an Israeli plane might be shot down (as the Iranians are prepared for such an attack, and all secrets will be spilled out. In any case, the US will be directly involved, either over Iraq or one of the Stans. It is as good as the US doing it itself, as far as Iran is concerned. So from the US point of view: Either they do it, or nobody does. I think this may also be the Congress' view.
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