The Case Against Attacking Iran
By Ron Forthofer
Israel and the U.S. are leading a campaign to stop Iran’s program to enrich uranium for the development of nuclear energy. These nations, along with Japan and some other allies in the West, allege that Iran’s goal is to develop a nuclear weapon.
Israel has repeatedly threatened to launch a military attack on Iran, not for something Iran has done, but based on something it might possibly do sometime in the future. Many U.S. pundits, particularly those who strongly supported the illegal and unwarranted attack on Iraq, are in favor of the U.S. attacking Iran.
The Republican candidates for president (except Ron Paul) have been competing to see who can be toughest on Iran.
President Obama has also said several times that in order to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon all options are on the table. For example, see
In the following material, I raise a number of key concerns related to the Israeli and U.S. campaign. The format for this material starts with a list of bullet points. You can click on the bullet point for additional material and documentation
In addition, there are several good websites that provide more information and others that focus on reasons for not attacking Iran. These include the following:
Friends Committee On National Legislation -- excellent compilation of material
War Is A Crime -- informative website with a great overview article