Sobering column from Charles Krauthammer this morning:

Everyone knows where Iran’s nuclear weapons will be aimed. Everyone knows they will be put on Shahab rockets, which have been modified so that they can reach Israel. And everyone knows that if the button is ever pushed, it will be the end of Israel.

But it gets worse. The president of a country about to go nuclear is a confirmed believer in the coming apocalypse. Like Judaism and Christianity, Shiite Islam has its own version of the messianic return — the reappearance of the Twelfth Imam.

Guess who believes the Twelth Imam’s approach is imminent?

I’d say it’s safe bet that we’ll be enganged in some type of military confrontation with Iran in the near future. Perhaps we’ll just look the other way while Israel bombs Iran’s nuclear facitilities. Maybe this time, we can avoid the faux condemnations.

As Instapundit puts it: “As far as I’m concerned, in light of these statements the Israelis are entitled to launch a first strike of any magnitude, whenever they choose.”