Resignations Threatened Over Bush’s Nuke Iran Option

By | April 10, 2006

Resignations Threatened Over Bushs Nuke Iran Option

“Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hirsh writes in the latest issue of The New Yorker magazine that the use of tactical nuclear weapons is one option being considered by the administration if Tehran doesn’t abandon what Washington and other nations suspect are efforts by Iran to develop nuclear weapons.? …

“Nobody in the Pentagon,” Hersh continued, “seriously thinks (the use of tactical nuclear weapons) could be ? it’s an impossible option. They (Pentagon planners) wanted to get rid of it (but) ? the White House said, ‘No.’ And as I write, they (Pentagon planners) are going to come back to the president with a formal recommendation that they take this, this plan, this (tactical nuclear weapons) option out of the plan. And, if it doesn’t happen, some people claim they will actually resign over the issue.”

And all that, says Hersh, means the option will probably be dropped: “People think so. You can’t cross ? if the Joint Chiefs of Staff come to you and say, ‘This is a no-go,’ he has to stop. He can’t overrule the military.” – cbsnews

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