Posted by: Tony Carson | 22 September, 2007

Bush’s Top 10 Reasons for Bombing Iran – TIME

1. Bush’s destiny is to defeat terrorism.

2. Bush feels an intense obligation to do all he can before he exits office in 2009, using force if necessary, to eliminate threats to American security.

3. Bush sees the Tehran regime as a threat to global security and American interests, arguably more so than Saddam was.

4. Bush put–and keeps–the option of attacking Iran on the table.

5. Bush has little faith in the diplomatic channels for resolving the Iran problem peacefully and may feel that talking merely allows Tehran to buy time for building weapons.

6. Bush isn’t confident that sanctions will prevent Iran from getting the bomb.

7. Bush is not too constrained by opposition to a war with Iran.

8. Bush is prepared to risk and if necessary endure consequences.

9. Bush could discover that a U.S. attack on Iran is not so unpopular with the American public.

10. Bush could conclude that a U.S. attack on Iran will not produce the blowback that military and political experts predict.

Each of the points is developed here: Bush’s Top 10 Reasons for Bombing Iran – TIME

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