"Netanyahu's tough statement also appears to underline the growing rift between him and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on the Iran issue. Barak, who will visit Washington for talks with his counterpart Leon Panetta and other senior officials, has said he believes the negotiations should be given a chance to succeed.
Also, Barak doesn't categorically oppose 20 percent enrichment of uranium by Iran under complete supervision. He is willing to accept 3.5 percent enrichment, under the terms set by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Netanyahu opposes any enrichment of uranium by Iran." Haaretz
Natanyahu's reaction indicates that these further discussions are making a mess of his desired date of attack.
Bqarak is acting more rationally? This must be a reversion to type.
Some comgressman dummy was on the tube yesterday to say that people in Israel scoffed at the idea that the Iranians might be "rational actors" on the nuclear issue. A similar question might be asked as to whether or not Israelis are rational actors on the same subject. pl