Hayden: ‘Only’ U.S. Can Strike Iran

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13:  Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency Director, attends the launch of the 2012 Failed States Index (FSI), on July 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. The FSI is a report that is released annually and highlights current trends in social, economic and political pressures that affect all states in the international community.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Mark Wilson

    Israel can’t take Iran on its own. That’s what former CIA director Michael Hayden told an Israeli newspaper Monday, saying that Israel can’t sustain attacks on Iran’s nuclear sites without help from the U.S. “I do not underestimate the Israeli talent, but geometry and physics tell us that Iran’s nuclear program would pose a difficult challenge to any military,” Hayden told Haaretz. “Israel’s resources are more limited than those of the U.S.” There is still time, Hayden said, before the U.S. must make a decision about whether to strike.

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