Couldn't find the right time . . .

. . .  at least that was the excuse in 2012, according to Ehud Barak, when asked why Israel didn't attack Iran's nuclear program.

That's an excuse I wouldn't even try on my dentist when he asks why I haven't stopped by in a year.

There were different excuses, supposedly, in 2010 and 2011. The real reason seems to be the defense ministry's assessment that an attack would not be successful. But that begs the question - if the prime minister really wanted to launch an attack, why weren't real steps taken in 2010 to add that capability?

Story in NY Times.

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