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        7/17/2008, Tammuz 14, 5768

      Bolton Calls on U.S. To Back Israeli Attack on Iran

      Former American Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has sharply criticized the Bush administration for not backing an Israeli attack on Iran's developing nuclear facility. In an editorial page article in the Wall Street Journal, Bolton wrote that although a strike on Iran may not be able to wipe out the underground reactor, it will enable Israel and the Western world "to buy time" before it is too late to act at all.

      "The Bush administration's last six months [of] pursuing its limp diplomatic efforts, plus six months of a new president getting his national security team and policies together" will give Tehran another year "to proceed unhindered to 'the point of no return,'" according to Bolton.