Bush refuse Israel over Iran? Hah.
I have more chances of believing Taliban wants peace.
On reasons, oil and control over ME. Iraq is in stratgeic position. Probably to protect their favourite ally seeing Iran is very near Iraq, the same Iran that Israel is scared is going to get Nukes ...
And we should not skip over the issue of top secret info being printed in the NYT.
How would you feel if you were the undercover operative trying to disable Iran's nuclear program from within and have this information come out in the *&#!@% %@&()#+ New York Times????!!!!
If I made it out safely I'd come back to the USA and do dirty deeds to the person(s) responsible.
U.S. rejected aid for Israeli raid on Iranian nuclear site
I believe this is the original article in the Times. Some interesting details in it, though his sources all spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Some of the details:
- specifics of the arms proposal between US and Israel
- white house interpretation of the 2003 "Iran stopped building nukes" report
- the dilemma of if Israel tries to go ahead with the bombing (flying over American controlled Iraqi airspace)
- miscellaneous covert efforts to disrupt Iran's nuclear process
I think he did a fair job being objective in his analysis, making few conclusions and letting the interview content speak for itself.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
All you're really doing is just slamming a nation that you hate. You know, instead of participating in a legitimate and reasonable discussion about israel's interests, Iran's interests, and the conflict between those interests.
Iran currently claims to be focusing on energy and other nuclear technologies. They are obviously leaving the door to a nuclear weapon open. Given the rhetoric and actions from this past administration it seems like a legitimate move to me.
Second, Bush doesn't have the authority and the US lacks the sovereign authority to deny Israel over-flight approval over Jordan or any other nation that Israel would have to over-fly to reach targets in Iran.
Hence, I am not persuaded that Bush refused to do either of these things. The fact is that Israel needed no such things from Bush or the US to complete such a mission.
What evidence do you have that Israel was actively preparing to launch such an attack against Iraqi installations?To prevent a broader war President Bush prevented Israel from attacking Saddam's perceived WMD facilities. To negate the WMD threat and allay Israel's concerns, in addition to several other reasons, we gave Saddam his walking papers.