Former U.S. Attorney General Makes Case for Regime Change in Iran
Click photo to download. Caption: America Israel Friendship League (AIFL) Chairman Kenneth Bialkin (left) welcomed former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to a May 14 New York reunion for members of AIFL judicial missions to Israel. Credit: Maxine Dovere.NEW YORK—Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said the “ideal solution” to the Iranian nuclear threat is “regime change in Iran, [which] can certainly be a U.S. policy.”
“Israel is not equipped to do anything about it,” Mukasey said in an interview with JointMedia News Service. “The United States is. Regime change is the ultimately desirable outcome.”
Mukasey stressed the need to “assure that the particular problem with Iran is solved in a way that doesn’t result in its getting a nuclear weapon, [which] would enhance the prestige and stability of the current regime and increase its influence in that part of the world.”
High above New York’s Times Square on May 14, Mukasey headlined a unique group of American jurists—including federal, state and municipal judges, practicing attorneys, partners in prestigious law firms, and Harvard law students—who gathered to exchange recollections of their participation in America Israel Friendship League (AIFL)-sponsored missions to Israel. The reunion brought together a multi-generational group of alums of several AIFL judicial delegations, as the Americans shared ideas with their Israeli peers.