Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Israel 'will attack Iran' before new US president sworn in, John Bolton predicts

By Toby Harnden in Washington
Last Updated: 9:50AM BST 24/06/2008

John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, has predicted that Israel could attack Iran after the November presidential election but before George W Bush's successor is sworn in.

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That says a great deal about the mood in
, a widely shared gloom that this nation is facing alarming threats both from without and within.
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