Or having Israel bomb irans nuclear infrastructure. Let's think about this. Israel has the F-15I bomber which has a range of 800mi. and Tehran being at the extreme edge of their range. And that's if they can get through Saudi or Iraqs airspace. Which is functionally the U.S. airspace. Which means the only way the IAF can hit Iran anyway is to ask the white house permission to allow this operation to happen. Remember, if they allow that to happen and piss off Iran in a region-wide conflict with us stuck in Iraq..Which we are trying to stabilize Iraq and change the region in hopes of promoting democracy...The white house essentially is backtracking on one of thier claims of why we had to invade Iraq. Which is to promote democracy in the mid-east. Now let's look at the potential of Irans response to this attack. One would be the strait of hormuz and Irans ability to block oil carrying vessels or attack or mine or sabotage throughout the strait and ports. Crippling the oil that drives the world economy. Here's a link to thier capability in that endeavour. http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/2/28/181730.shtml?s=lh Then you have shiites in iraq which iran will promote to increase the insurgency and equip with armament to better facilitate that goal and keep us bogged down in Iraq. Then you have hamas which is located around the world and has cells in the U.S. and with our porous southern border, more will be able to sneak in, and they are as capable as Al-Qaeda if not more so. They will no doubt be used by Iran to implement chaos globaly and in the U.S. Democracy-Diplomacy is in the balance with an attack on Iran through out the mid-east. Thoughts?