"The upshot is that if Iran is to be prevented from becoming a nuclear power, it is the United States that will have to do the preventing, to do it by means of a bombing campaign, and (because "if we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long") to do it soon."
Some of the assumptions in the piece are:
[*] It is the 2005 NIE (which corroborates his opinion) that is correct, not the 2007 NIE (which does not).
[*] There is only one solution to the problem of Iran and it involves dropping bombs on Iran. Every other idea is crap.
[*] The threats of Russia and China are irrelevant considerations.
[*] George W. Bush will get this one right (third time is the charm).
[*] Once the bombing is finished, Mission Accomplished. There will be no appetite or instrument for revenge.
[*] Our military doesn't have enough to do at present and would be delighted to escalate the conflict.
[*] Israel will escape the bombing our bombing is concerned about.
[*] All the other western nations need weathermen to know which way the wind blows.
[*] A democratic president, or John McCain, couldn't possibly be a match for Bush-administration competence.
[*] A tanking US economy, stretched thin by tax-cuts, corruption, and war, can survive an energy price hike.
It must be nice to live in a world where you are always right and every disaster serves as confirmation of your conceit.