Iran's actions in Iraq fit a larger pattern of expansionist, extremist behavior across the Middle East today.
Memo to Joe: you misspelled the United States'.
The United States' actions in Iraq fit a larger pattern of expansionist, extremist behavior across the Middle East today.
And did someone ask for a side order of fearmongering? Coming right up:
Our objective here is deterrence. The fanatical regime in Tehran has concluded that it can use proxies to strike at us and our friends in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine without fear of retaliation. It is time to restore that fear, and to inject greater doubt into the decision-making of Iranian leaders about the risks they are now running.
The threat posed by Iran to our soldiers' lives, our security as a nation and our allies in the Middle East is a truth that cannot be wished or waved away.
And just how are you going to "restore that fear", Joe? By bomb, bomb, bombing Iran? Also, perhaps you could explain to me in 25 words or less how Iran is a threat to your "security as a nation"? I assume you're talking about the US there, right? Sometimes I get confused because you seem to advocate on behalf on your adopted country of Israel more than your actual country of birth (not unlike the neocons, I'd add).
You see Joe, Iran is not a threat to the security of the United States any more than Saddam was. Then again, you were a big cheerleader for that war too (and still are, obviously), so I guess your delusions are too firmly entrenched to change at this point. Fearmonger away. Just don't expect it to work this time.