Pressure Points

Caren Firouz / Reuters

A technician works at Iran's uranium-processing facility in Isfahan

Just how unsettled the world is by the possibility that the U.S. might make a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities can be measured by how frequently the Bush Administration trots a senior official out to insist that there are no plans to launch such an attack. On Nov. 12, it was Admiral William Fallon's turn. The head of the Pentagon's Central Command, which would execute a strike should the day ever come, dismissed the idea in an interview with the Financial Times. "It astounds me that so many pundits and others are spending so much time...

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