It Plays Well in Tel Aviv, But How Does It Play in Peoria?
The Huffington Post
May 21, 2012
Commentary by: Charles G. Cogan, International Security Program associate
Topic: U.S.-Israel plans for possibly attacking Iran
“As an inveterate reader of the New York Times, I woke up on the morning of May 18th to learn that planning for an attack on Iran has been done already. And the implication was that planning has been done between the United States and Israel. How else are we to interpret the words of Dan Shapiro, the American Ambassador to Israel:
“It would be preferable to resolve this diplomatically and through the use of pressure than to use military force. But that doesn’t mean that option is not fully available. And not just available, but it’s ready. The necessary planning has been done to assure that it’s ready.’”