"If We're Attacked, Israel Is Obliged to Defend Itself"

ANDREW LICHTENSTEIN for TIME

TOUGH TALK: Mofaz says Israel might respond if attacked by Iraq

What changes do you think a war will bring in the Middle East? It's a clear message to Iraq, Iran and Libya, and other states that don't have peace treaties with us, that nonconventional capabilities and support for terror are things the U.S. won't allow. These states embody an Unholy Trinity: extreme regimes, nonconventional capabilities that they are trying to extend to nuclear weapons, and support for terror. There is a dimension you can't avoid on the...

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