Ex-CIA chief: Path to Iran strike ‘seems inexorable’


WASHINGTON (JTA) — A former American spy chief says the path to U.S. military action against Iran is inescapable.

Michael Hayden, who headed the CIA under President George W. Bush, told CNN on Sunday that a strike "seems inexorable" because Iran has not been deterred from developing a nuclear weapon.

"In my personal thinking, I have begun to consider that that may not be the worst of all possible outcomes," Hayden said.

He said an Iran on the verge of a nuclear capability would be as destabilizing to the Middle East as an Iran with a nuclear weapon.

Hayden said that under Bush, a strike was not seriously considered as an option.

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