US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was asked about Iran cutting off oil if attacked, including blocking the Strait of Hormuz.
She said, "I don't know what the Iranians would do without the revenue that they receive from selling oil. And so the idea that they would somehow deprive the world of Iranian oil exports would have to have a pretty devastating effect on Iran itself."
Okay, if she believes that Iran would not cut off oil and wouldn't block the Strait because it would be devastating to the Iranian economy, why does she think they would commit suicide by using atomic weapons against Israel, not that it has been shown anywhere that the Iranians are in fact developing any such weapon?
I grant that many people remain somewhat rational until pushed. Well, in that case, wouldn't the Israelis bombing Iran be enough for the Iranians to take a hard economic hit to give a hard economic hit? What makes Rice think that the Iranians can't take what they could dish out to the U.S. for backing the Israelis in an attack based upon nothing more than self-delusional hysteria designed to grant them supremacy over the whole Middle East?