Tim McGirk & Aaron J. Klein, Time | July 28, 2008
Israel faces a dilemma: If European diplomacy fails to halt Iran's uranium enrichment program and Americans prove reluctant to launch another war in the Middle East under Bush, should Israel strike alone? ++ An attack could dangerously unite Iranians behind their president and influence the presidential race in the US. ++ But Israeli leaders believe in an emergency - estimates suggest Iran could have nuclear weapon capacity by early ‘09. ++ Yet it is likely Israel's military exercises are simply meant to prompt the West and pressure Tehran.