The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Iran is still trying to test what amounts to a nuclear bomb triggering device. (BTW there is a terrific article by and Iranian about why its impossible to negotiate with Iran.) Iran has been smart. If reports are true (and based on the WMD reports who knows) Iran has decentralized their bomb making facilities so that a one time surgical strike will not take out all Iran's atomic weapons abilities like Israel did to Iraq. Israel cannot let Iran go nuclear, period. One small atom bomb and Israel is gone. If the mullahs or Ahdiemijad (sp?) got the bomb and found a way to deliver it to Tel Aviv, they would been seen as true Islamic heros to Islamic radicals world wide in ridding the Mid East of the Zionists. Israel will have to preemptively hit Iran in several spots to be sure of ridding that country of its nuclear ability. I am sure as we speak the Mossad has spies in Iran and the Israeli defense team is planning for the worst. Barack Obama feels he can negotiate with Iran, but the article cited above tells why it is futile to negotiate with a revolutionary state, not a nation state. A nation state wants secure borders, access to resources and a safe place for its citizens. A revolutionary state wants to spread its ideas, all else be damned. Nazi Germany was a revolutionary state. Venezuela is a revolutionary state. Brazil for example is a nation state as is most of the world. Negotiating is not in the interest of a rev state because that would mean their ideology would be curbed from spreading. Funny thing is, I have many Persian friends and they like the West and say that many in Iran are westernized. The Mullahs just have them by the throat. However when Israel drops the first bomb, you can bet they will get Islamic in a hurry.