Don't attack Iran, and the theory goes; Tehran gets the bomb dominates the Middle East, sparks a regional nuclear arms race, and possibly attacks Israel... Those opposing military action point out that it might not work, and at best would only delay the nuclear project. The retaliation by Iran would be enormous. It can reach out into the world via its military proxies, Hamas, and Hezbollah. Its own conventional weapons can reach Israel. The Gulf would likely be closed to ships causing the oil price to double and ensuring a global recession. Those against an attack argue that air strikes would actually make the Iranians close ranks around their leaders, thus strengthening the regime.
|USS John C Stennis|