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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Israel is apparently considering a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities without our help.
The Jerusalem Post reports Israel is drawing up options to attack Iran WITHOUT coordination with the U.S.
Coordination would be helpful because the U.S. controls Iraqi airspace and the U.S. Air Force could give the codes to the Israeli Air Force.
A top official with the Israeli Defense Ministry told the newspaper that while it's better to coordinate an attack, they are considering options that do not include our help.
Various news reports have said President Bush has refused to give Israel the green light.
But that won't necessarily stop an attack.
Officials in Teheran are reportedly skeptical that Israel will strike.
There's apparently still some time left to decide on making a move...Israeli officials say while Iran is making progress, they don't expect them to have enough enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb until the end of next year.
Here’s my question to you: Should Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities without coordination with the United States?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Bob from Oshawa, Ontario writes:
Jack, what gives Israel the right to attack Iran's nuclear facilities with or without U.S. participation? Do the Israelis know for certain Iran is not using its nuclear program for peaceful purposes?
Doug from New Mexico writes:
A very dangerous game indeed and what happens if it escalates into another war in the Mideast? Do we then back Israel? Do we say you're on your own? And what if it becomes nuclear? The days of Quick Draw McGraw are leaving along with George "Junior, Bubba" Bush. I would not like us to return to the "days of yesterday" again.
Richard from Enoch, Utah writes:
I think it would be a big mistake for that to happen. That could be the start of a world war. Something definitely needs to happen, but give President elect Obama a chance to get into office and use Hillary to see if she can settle things down.
Gigi from Alabama writes:
They should retaliate if attacked, but a pre-emptive attack, no way! One George W. Bush in this world is more than enough, thank you!
Tom from Minnesota writes:
Only if Israel wants to further alienate itself from the rest of the Middle East and further perpetuate the anger of the Arab world. It's no more justifiable for Israel to attack Iran preemptively than it was for the U.S. to invade Iraq. Bad idea then, bad idea now.
James from Brooklyn, New York writes:
Well, let Israel and Iran fight their own war. Now it is time to focus on ourselves. We need to mind our own business. We have given Israel enough military aid to defend themselves, Iran must cooperate with the UN. This is our time to build our country up from this recession, no more money to support anybody else's war.