I, myself, would file this in the "oh, fuck!" department because whether Israel decides to attack Iran all alone means the U.S. will go to war with Iran in the next blink. Israel could devastate Lebanon in a "war by proxy" for America against Iran and Syria, but going after Iran means we'll be dragged along even if we didn't have the Bush-Sees-Nukes-As-Diplomacy Regime. Remember, too, that VP Dick Cheney has spent ALL week spewing increasingly heated rhetoric at Iran.
From the UK Daily Telegraph:
Israel is negotiating with the United States for permission to fly over Iraq as part of a plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.Let me add that the Bushies keep calling Iraq its own country. I don't believe Iraq would like to be a "tool" for Israel's aggression against Iran which amounts to Israel (who isn't supposed to have the bomb but does) can attack Iran (because it doesn't have the bomb but someday could). So the Iraqis should be able to VOTE on whether to allow this shit. No?
To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear programme, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq. But to do so the Israeli military authorities in Tel Aviv need permission from the Pentagon.
A senior Israeli defence official said negotiations were now underway between the two countries for the US-led coalition in Iraq to provide an "air corridor" in the event of the Israeli government deciding on unilateral military action to prevent Teheran developing nuclear weapons.
If you think you have a headache now, well... just wait.