"Brigadier General (res.) Giora Eiland said there would not be a military strike without a full "strategic and military" understanding with the U.S. "Even if, at the end of the day, Israeli jets are going to carry out, or execute, this attack, it might be perceived - and rightly - as an understanding between the United States and Israel," Eiland said. Because Israeli planes cannot make the roundtrip to Teheran without midair refueling (where?), the way such an attack may be envisioned is by the US allowing Israel to use an Iraqi airbase for the many sorties that will be needed. Of course the US will then be responsible for the attack. I wonder how the Iraqi Shiites will react, or for that matter the Sunnis. Talk about Crusaders in the birth place of Saladin. Instead of fantasizing about such attacks, Israel should get a second strike capability (by submarines) for deterrence purposes. And to get Israel out of Iran's range of interest, better pursue peace such as in the following plan: 1. Make peace with Syria. The Syrians offered it repeatedly (following Hafez Assad moves). Syria at peace will kill Hizballah, and get Meshal and other Palestinian rejectionists out of there. Cost: The Golan. 2. Make peace with Lebanon. They want it, and nothing will stop it now. 3. Make peace with the Palestinians. Abbas wants it, and Hamas is ready to join the Prisoners' Document, essentially adopting Fatah positions. Cost: Nearly all/all the Territories. 4. Make peace with all Arab states, as per the Saudi plan. 5. Iran, having been pushed out of the region, looks elsewhere to cause trouble. Iraq and Afghanistan will keep them and the US busy. Israel is no longer of central interest to them.
Amir Guttfreund, award-winning Israeli author, dies at 52 (Haaretz)
from the article: Think tank: Israel could attack Iran's nuclear program alone