The old and new media are full of chatter about the possible US or Israeli air strikes against the Iranian regime's nuclear weapons facilities. So far, most of the commentary has focused solely on delaying or destroying the clerical regime's weapons facilities. Not a single word or any mention of what would happen if the regime's leadership is left intact after these air strikes.
This piece on Real Clear World website has been the only one I have seen that has addressed what the real objective of any military action should be:
- "We should not conclude that a nuclear Iran is inevitable. Instead we should think about another way of confronting the threat. The real goal of air strikes should be not only to target Iran's nuclear facilities but to cripple the ayatollahs' ability to protect themselves from popular overthrow."