From today's NYT - Israel leaders mean what they say:
“The leader has to decide when to act and when to wait, when and what to declare and when to keep silent,” [Defense Minister Ehud] Barak told the annual Herzliya Conference devoted to Israel’s security.
He said that never in Israel’s history had a topic of such import been debated with such thoroughness and frankness as this one. An Iran with nuclear weapons, he asserted, would be “far more complex, dangerous and costly in blood and money than stopping it today would be.”
“Those who say ‘later,’ may find that later is too late,” he warned, and added, “We mean what we say.”