WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran’s steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document.
Officials familiar with the memo’s contents would describe only portions dealing with strategy and policy, and not sections that apparently dealt with secret operations against Iran, or how to deal with Persian Gulf allies.
One senior official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the memo, described the document as “a wake-up call.” But White House officials dispute that view, insisting that for 15 months they had been conducting detailed planning for many possible outcomes regarding Iran’s nuclear program...
Today Israel mourns its "fallen," those dead, killed by our enemies in war and terror attacks. From Memorial Day we go straight into Independence Day, because we officially recognize that our national independence has a price, an ongoing price. We must defend ourselves constantly, until we have no more enemies. We won't have peace until our enemies want to be our friends and allies. The responsibility is in their hands, not ours. We can't trust any other country to help.
The lesson here is not to trust the United States of America to guarantee world peace. On the same hand, we can't trust their judgement, their policies concerning peace in the Middle east and Israeli security.
Who's the true fool? Danny Kaye tells and sings it perfectly.