At least, not until Lieberman became premier. Aside from the obvious effect of enraging everyone in the Middle East, it would have driven a wedge between the US and Israel. What Israel was angling for was for the UNITED STATES to make the strike. That would have driven us closer to Israel -- and deflected some of the rage onto us.
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
from the article: Mubarak's departure thwarted Israeli strike on Iran