Of course it could be disinformation, posturing, or plain ole rumoring, but Israeli TV is claiming that the plan is for Israel to attack Iran before the US Presidential election.
And of course the logic is sound: if Israel is ever going to do it, before the election is the time. If they do not do it by then then Iran knows that they probably never will. I’ve been nervous about this for the last year.
Debate about Israel and Iran can go elsewhere; this is a horse race question. How would it impact the election if Israel attacks? How about if we assume that the President expresses strong support for the action and asks Congress to consent to backing that support up with tactical military support and an ugliness results? Would the short term rally around a “strong” President (never mind any thoughts about whether such is actually being strong or weak, open a GD thread for that) help him, or would such an outcome help Romney?