"In mid-September 2006, CNN invited retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner, previously a strategic scholar at various U.S. Army War Colleges, to discuss the probability of a U.S. military strike against Iran. Responding on how close, in his opinion, the Bush Administration was away from giving the go-ahead order regarding Iran , Gardiner unmistakably said: 'It's been given. In fact, we?ve probably been executing military operations inside Iran for at least 18 months. The evidence is overwhelming'." I view these things with a sort of shocked horror. My mind has trouble accepting that this could really happen ? the US could attack yet another nation that has not attacked us.