Do you seriously believe that the leader of the free world, would authorize an attack with a dozens of nukes to completely destroy Iran and its people? Because that is what it would take. That is why Admiral Mullen quite rightly says that a military strike would simply not do the job. Because to do it, an entire people would have to be destroyed. Is that what you call "leadership"? It's insanity Rob. You should seriously consider reading Anthony Cordesman and his take on the most likely outcomes. If Israel for instance nuked Iran by itself, there would likely be more than 80,000 dead *outside* of Iran and hundreds of thousands more would be sickened. The effects on the world would be catastrophic from a security and economic standpoint and it would may very well change the balance of power forever. There is no way to fully predict the day after's unintended consequences. I think what is clear, is that you owe Admiral Mullen a public apology boy.
Fear of rioting, disorder at Temple Mount prompt restrictions on Muslim worshiper (Haaretz)
from the article: 'Military strike won't stop Iran's nuclear program'