There has been a lot of talk in the last several weeks as to whether The United States should take a military option rather than a continued course of Diplomacy in the matter of a Nuclear Iran. Israel, of course, is concerned about their National Security, as well as survival, when considering the supposed mentality of Iranian leadership. it was not too long ago when the leaders of this nation made it clear that they wanted to run Israel into the sea. They had made it quite clear that they wanted to wipe Israel off the face of the map.
Therefore it is no wonder why Israel is so concerned about their future when facing a nuclear armed Iran. The United States has expressed the same concerned. However, more so for economic reasons the US has advocated diplomacy and severe sanctions resulting in economic pressure, to get Iran to the negotiating table and coaxing them in an alternative course. That is a non-nuclear Iran. Israel though feels that Iran is stalling for time, saying they are prepared to the return to the table, letting United Nations observers into the countries nuclear facilities to assure that their activity is for peaceful purposes, while all the time completing deep underground bunkers to protect their nuclear weapons.
Iran says they would block the Hormuz straights and thus block the flow of oil to the rest of the world if they feel that they are in immediate danger. They have threatened the United States. In short their use of rhetoric has escalated tensions throughout the Mid-East. Now with the cost of oil rising, and the threat of economic decline on the horizon, the situation could soon become even more desperate.
For now at least, I favor the use of the diplomatic option. Those who have direct access to all the options involved here seem to feel the same way. A military confrontation should be avoided at this time while all diplomatic options are played out. Mitt Romney, Rick, Santorum, Newt Gingrich, all Republican candidates for President, are having a wonderful time playing Monday morning Quarterback. However, anyone with a lick of political sense understands that the United States can ill afford yet another major mid-east conflict.
President Obama has weighed his options very carefully on this matter. He is the President. In the end he has to make the decisions, at least until January 20th 2013. I would also venture to say, that former President Bush would remain quiet on this issue. he would have the class and respect to realize that Mr. Obama is President, and while he surely could be tapped for advise the final option is in the hands of the President of the United States. Because of the immediacy of this crisis, the candidates for President on the other side should have the class to remain silent, and in the interest of National Security cut the rhetoric and allow this President to do his job.
Thats my point of view. I look forward to your insight. Until then, as usual, have a great day and of course,
God Bless America.