Title should read. “Panetta:US has been planning Iran military option since September 11, 2001.”
I’m completely and utterly disgusted that Israel is dictating U.S. foreign policy. For what purpose? Fighting holy wars in the name of god. Iran is not capable of fighting an all out war against Israel/US or any other country. The terrorist narrative has been the past, is the present and will continue into the future. If the terrorists[CIA backed al-Qaeda] are eliminated, the narrative will have to change to a new enemy. Cyber Terrorist?
Source: Jerusalem Post/Reuters
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the National Journal in an interview on Thursday that the planning of a military option on Iran had been going on “for a long time.”
Major powers are increasingly concerned about Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, which they view as an attempt to build an atomic weapon. But Tehran says it is meant for peaceful energy production.
Panetta, who has said diplomacy and sanctions should be given more time, told the National Journal he did not think Israel had decided whether to order a high-risk raid on Iran’s nuclear sites.
He said the United States was committed to preventing Iran from acquiring atomic weapons and would have a greater impact than Israel if it decided force was necessary.
“If they decided to do it there’s no question that it would have an impact, but I think it’s also clear that if the United States did it we would have a hell of a bigger impact,” Panetta said.