Israel wanted an airstrike on Iran- discussed with Bush in May- Bush said no.Submitted by aVoiceof Reason. on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 09:09
JERUSALEM - Israel gave serious thought earlier this year to a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites but was told by President Bush he would not support it, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported Friday.
Quoting what it called senior diplomatic sources who work for a European head of government, the left-leaning Guardian said Bush told Israel he did not expect to revise that view for the rest of his presidency.
Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said Israel preferred a diplomatic solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.