Hayden: ‘Only’ U.S. Can Strike Iran

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.