Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair: We Have Iran Attack Plan, But Would Rather Avoid It
August 2, 2010
U.S. (ChattahBox) – Confirming what most of the country probably suspected, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Mike Mullen has said that the U.S. has a plan to attack Iran if needed, but that he would really prefer that it was not necessary to use it.
The statement will hardly come as a surprise to anyone…being generally against a war, in principle, is about the way that most people would feel. But that doesn’t stop us from having to be prepared for the worst, which could prove to be an inevitable future with the nation of Iran.
With their government still very defiant in regards to their nuclear program, and suspected trafficking of illegal products to further a push for weapons capabilities (remember the rumors surrounding the missing cargo ship earlier this year?), the idea that they might resolve their differences and join the international community are still slim.
Tension is also ever-increasing with Israel, and have been since 2008, when reports came of the nation simulating air strikes, and Iran continuing to speak of the need to “wipe Israel off the map”.
Ahmadinejad seems to be pushing for more inclusion with the global economy, but sanctions will make that impossible.
Mullen made the U.S position on the issue pretty clear, during an interview on ‘Meet the Press’ that was quote by RAW:
“I think the military options have been on the table and remain on the table. It’s one of the options that the president has. Again, I hope we don’t get to that, but it’s an important option and it’s one that’s well understood.”