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  1. On Wednesday 3 January at 2000 GMT on Radio Four Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign and defence secretary will argue that military action against Iran cannot be ruled out if she pursues her nuclear programme. He'll be in discussion with Sir Jeremy Greenstock, our man at the UN in the build up to the war with Iraq, Sir Stephen Wall, the prime minister’s former adviser on Europe who has since attacked Tony Blair's conviction that he has to hitch the UK to the chariot of the US president, and Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former CIA specialist on the Middle East who has warned that we may have to fight a war with Iran sooner rather than later.
  2. Sir Malcolm is not a decision maker. Does he really regard a war against Iran as a real possibility? Unlikely. He is too experienced politician. So, what is the objective of his statement? To demonstrate own hawkishness and to please the Master who later or sooner will change the Poodle for another dog.