Here we go again: US reportedly plans to attack Iran in 8 to 10 months

According to the report, Germany's decision has spurred senior US army officials to try and convince US Foreign Secretary Condoleezza Rice to abandon once and for all the diplomatic route of preventing a nuclear Iran. The report further stated that the date of preference for an attack against Iran is in eight to 10 months - after the US presidential candidates for both the Democrats and the Republicans have been chosen, but before the major presidential campaign kicks off.

The report stated that the attack would be comprised of two main strategies: cutting off the Iranian gas supply, which the US hopes would pressure the Iranian people towards action against their government,

(i.e. once again we'll be "welcomed as liberators!" and there will be cheering in the streets and throngs of people throwing roses at us)

and an aerial bombing campaign, which would be meant to paralyze Iranian defenses and allow American bombers to destroy the nuclear facilities.

Opponents to a military strike claim that an attack would require at least one week of intense bombing,

(but the Iranians won't mind since they'll be a Free Nation (tm) when "we" are done)

and that it would only set the Iranian nuclear program back a few years, the report said. Two other claims of the opponents is that an American strike would provoke Iran into attacking Israel, and that abandoning diplomatic action would negatively impact Iraq and the US troops stationed there.

The prediction that the U.S. will attack Iran before Jan 2009 is trading at
26% on the Foresight Exchange, which is near its all-time low: . The prediction of
air strikes on Iran by Mar 2008 is trading at 24% on Intrade. If the rules
of the contracts were tightened to exclude symbolic strikes and only include
an all-out effort to take out Iran's nuclear program, I'd dump some of this
losing proposition while there are still people willing to buy it so high.