2002 All Over Again

“All U.S. intelligence officials are confident the Israeli leadership has already decided to attack Iran, unless a significant change happens in the coming weeks or months with the Iranian nuclear program,” – a "senior American official" to Channel 2 in Israel. The channel adds:

In response to the American official’s statement to Channel 2, “sources close to Netanyahu” said the U.S. is doing what it can to “handcuff”  the Israelis and to “frighten the Israeli public”.

I have no way of knowing if this is true, but it does not bode well for the world if Netanyahu has drawn the conclusion that the main goal of this visit was to establish that the US won't actively stop an Israeli attack. He remains, in my view, the man with the greatest potential to create a crisis to scramble the US presidential race. And he is an adjunct to the neocon right of the GOP, which includes all three leading candidates.