Reflections on AIPAC
Addendum - As an interesting postscript, see JJ Goldberg's reaction to the 60 Minutes interview with Meir Dagan , former head of the Mossad. He sets the clock back to up to 3 years for Iran to get the bomb, and evidently he is in not alone among Israeli intelligence experts in trying to convince Israeli leaders not to strike prematurely. The success of the Iron Dome defense system in intercepting missiles from Gaza this week as an added factor to consider. As Israel gains more expertise in such defenses of longer and short range missiles, it gives them a strategic advantage - though it in no way makes an Iranian bomb containable or acceptable. I do think that this week's flare up in Gaza has both given Israel more confidence but also shown them once again, how disruptive even a limited missile attack can be. Attack Iran, and they would have to bear much more, mostly in the north, which may not yet be as prepared with missile defenses. In a year or two, they will be better prepared.