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Panetta was told to shoot off his mouth

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Submitted by Alaska Paul (United States), Feb 6, 2012 at 01:13

All this speculation is just talkie-talkie by a sophomoric administration. The world has played around for years to no avail for dealing with the Mad Mullahs of Iran. The MMs have stated what they will do: They want to eliminate Israel, they want to build nuclear devices, they have been making long range ballistic missiles, and they have made threats to the United States.

After all this time, they have dispersed their process facilities deep underground and in multiple redundancy. It will be difficult for even the US to make an effective series of strikes to end the threat. The only way I see the threat ended is to topple or decapitate the leadership and their local muscle that keeps them in power.

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