Mr. Burston and many of the people who commented on his article share Bush's problem: too much adrenalin, not enough substance. The strongest nations in the world are those with a courageous self-defense, but who refuse to bomb others to resolve disputes. The real problem in both the US and Israel is that self-defense is weak, aggression is excessive. All the grandstanding couldn't hold up under real war conditions. Hezbollah held up. So would Iran. Iran's combination of civil nuclear enrichment plants and long range missiles is as good a deterrent as Israel's nuclear bombs. Preemptive nuclear strike is considered acceptable by Bush and Olmert. If bombed by Iran in self-defense, Dimona will act as a nuclear bomb inside Israel. Using nuclear bombs is crime against humanity. But who will be left in Israel to accuse Olmert for his crime? Maybe there is a reason why the US military refused to do it. Maybe Ahmadinejad isn't as stupid as you all thought he is.
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: Will Bush make Iran the only superpower?