Why Not Just Bomb the Qom Facility?

Beyond the obvious conflagration of war that bombing the nuclear facility at Qom would likely ignite, senior administration officials are saying military action could be counterproductive in two other ways.

One: The goal of the U.S. government is not to close this one facility at Qom, but rather to convince the Iranian government to end their nuclear weapons ambitions writ large.

Second: Bombing the facility might only make the Iranians more determined, whereas if Western intelligence agencies catch them violating their agreements every time they cheat -- and this is the third time since 2002 -- the Iranians may conclude, ultimately, that any aspirations for a nuclear weapon are futile.

We took a look at this issue and others on World News last night:

- jpt

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