We made our big, militant bed. Now we have to climb in...

This is the sort of insanity that has spun from the actions of the Bush administration. It's the manifest creation of a global culture of war and war-mongering that's come not only to represent what our "New America" means to the rest of the world, but that's come to define the de facto standard of war-play for the rest of the world, too. From the article:
"We will not sit (with arms folded) to wait for what others will do to us. Some military commanders in Iran are convinced that preventive operations which the Americans talk about are not their monopoly," Shamkhani told Al-Jazeera TV when asked if Iran would respond to an American attack on its nuclear facilities.

"America is not the only one present in the region. We are also present, from Khost to Kandahar in Afghanistan; we are present in the Gulf and we can be present in Iraq (news - web sites)," said Shamkhani, speaking in Farsi to the Arabic-language news channel through an interpreter.

"The US military presence (in Iraq) will not become an element of strength (for Washington) at our expense. The opposite is true, because their forces would turn into a hostage" in Iranian hands in the event of an attack, he said.

The controversy over Kerry and the swiftboat nonsense aside, who is there to whom we can point that will pledge to adopt principles of peace and political deceleration?