I am not one who subscribes to the theory of a pre-election attack on Iran, but it is getting harder with GOP advisers and pundits openly opining of the likelihood or benefit from either an Iranian attack or even a terrorist attack. Pundit Bill Kristol told Fox viewers that, if the American people do not support McCain, Bush may feel that he has little choice but to attack Iran. In the meantime, a leading adviser to McCain has said that a terrorist attack would be a big benefit for the flagging campaign. Finally, John Bolten is penciling an attack on Iran from Israel for pre-inauguration but after the election.
Kristol Ball: Here is the statement of Kristol on Fox News: “if the president thought John McCain was going to be the next president, he would think it more appropriate to let the next president make that decision than do it on his way out.
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In the meantime, in an interview with Fortune Magazine, McCain adviser said that another attack on U.S. soil before the election would be a “big advantage” to McCain. (He later expressed regrets over the comment).
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Now, John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, has predicted that Israel will attack Iran after the November presidential election but before George W Bush’s successor is sworn in Showing that he remains consistently delusional, he insisted that the Arab world would be “pleased” by Israeli strikes against Iran, click here.