The saber rattling is getting ominous.
[quote]President Barack Obama said Sunday the United States won’t hesitate to use force to halt Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, something he says could trigger an arms race in one of the world’s most volatile regions.
“I will not hesitate to use force when it’s necessary to defend the United States and its interests,” says Obama, speaking to thousands of delegates to the policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington.
Obama also stessed that “too much loose talk of war” in recent weeks has only helped Tehran and boosted oil prices.
The Israeli government has recently been suggesting that Israel is considering launching a military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Iran, however, maintains its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.[/quote]