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Will America attack?

Despite the Iraq precedent, the odds are against a US attack on Iran any time soon

By Philip Gordon   June 2006

Other articles in the Prospect online symposium on the Iranian nuclear crisis:

Mark Fitzpatrick examines Iran’s nuclear process Michael Rubin argues that diplomacy is not enough Alastair Crooke says that the west are trampling over Iran’s rights Nazenin Ansari suggests that the Iranian state may be susceptible to sanctions Esther Herman on her encounters with everyday Iranians

As I discovered on a recent trip to London, it’s not easy for an American these days to convince his European colleagues that the US is unlikely to attack Iran’s nuclear sites any time soon. Given the Iraq precedent, and with senior US…

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