Only ‘the nuclear option’ can work against Iran, former IDF chief saysSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 17:42
Only ‘the nuclear option’ can work against Iran, former IDF chief says
Dan Halutz tells the Sunday Times,‘I hope Bibi is not mad enough to think about it’
By AARON KALMAN
November 11, 2012, 2:42 pm
Israeli leaders have concluded that conventional air strikes would be insufficient in curbing Iran’s nuclear program, leaving only a deployment of either tactical nuclear weapons or ground forces, according to a report in the British Sunday Times.
“The only way to finish off Iran’s nuclear program is by using the nuclear option,” said IDF Chief of General Staff Dan Halutz, the only named source quoted by the report. “But I hope Bibi [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] is not mad enough to think about it.”