during question time at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy policy forum luncheon
“How to Build US-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout,”
the director of research at the pro-Israel think tank hinted that a Pearl Harbor-type attack might be necessary
to get the United States to go to war against the Islamic Republic.[youtube]bjGuRVw1KMY[/youtube]
“I frankly think that crisis initiation is really tough,” said Patrick Clawson,
who also heads the Washington Institute’s Iran Security Initiative,
in response to a question about what would happen if negotiations with Tehran fail.
“And it’s very hard for me to see how the United States … uh … President can get us to war with Iran.”