Before the election most Americans were constitutionally incapable of believing we would attack Iran. We just assumed that even an administration as obtuse as this one could see we're stretched too thin in Iraq and Afghanistan to contemplate another offensive.
Consequently, concerns that an attack would leave our troops in Iraq vulnerable to retaliation, as well as gut the economy, were nonexistent. Nor were those aware of the massive naval deployment to the Persian Gulf inclined to think it was anything more than military exercises.
Post-election, issuing clarion calls about administration intentions toward Iran seems even more alarmist. Thanks to the Democratic victory and the Iraq Study Group, Cheney's on a leash now, right?
Better to be safe than sorry. Heed
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