NYT: Arab allies urged U.S. to strike Iran - World news - The New York Times - msnbc.com By David E. Sanger, James Glanz and Jo Becker The New York Times updated 11/28/2010 317 PM ET 2010-11-28T2017 I've been glancing at this crap on and off most of the day. In late May 2009, Israels defense minister, Ehud Barak, used a visit from a Congressional delegation to send a pointed message to the new American president. In a secret cable sent back to Washington, the American ambassador to Israel, James B. Cunningham, reported that Mr. Barak had argued that the world had 6 to 18 months in which stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons might still be viable. After that, Mr. Barak said, any military solution would result in unacceptable collateral damage. His plea was shared by many of Americas Arab allies, including the powerful King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who according to another cable repeatedly implored Washington to cut off the head of the snake while there was still time. I been thinking and thinking; Why oh why don't THEY work together and go to war with Iran themselves? Are these "people" so selfish that they want Americans to die in thier stead? Are they all a bunch of cowards? How can Arabs and Jews agree that Iran needs to be crushed, but won't do anything? I've never been a fan of Israel and could care less about our Arab allies, but that would take effort. But I don't see why we keep supporting them when they want us to die to do thier dirty work?