If I were the President of the United States, I would definitely be curious as to what all my policy options looked like so I’d want the military to have done some planning about air strikes on Iran. So I don’t find this sort of thing surprising or outrageous but nonetheless it’s odd:
The top US military officer says he has a plan to attack Iran if needed to prevent it from getting nuclear weapons, but is “extremely concerned” about the possible repercussions of such a strike.
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said military action against Iran could have “unintended consequences that are difficult to predict in what is an incredibly unstable part of the world.”
I mean, what do we think the reaction would be if the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard went on television and said he had a detailed plan to destroy American nuclear installation but he hoped it wouldn’t come to that thanks to possible unintended consequences? I’m guessing nothing good.