Nobody in the United States has the slightest idea what gave Iran the crazy notion that the United States might bomb them since we also gave Iran the same kinds of WMD that we used as an excuse to invade Iraq.
How did that begin?
Eisenhower and Nixon cooked up a scheme that killed about 800 Muslims in Iran to cut oil prices. The people that Nixon and Eisenhower killed were from influential families like Kennedy and Rockefeller in the United States. The government they installed was thrown out when Iran declared war on the US in 1979 after BP stole oil for about 30 years.
Who could have seen this coming?
Meanwhile ... in Washington D.C.
It would be insane to postpone the keystone pipeline after cutting off oil exports from Iran, but ...
The pipeline is a problem because large aquifers put the water table less than 10 feet beneath the surface plus there are active earthquake faults and a subduction zone that could rupture the pipe and permanently contaminate ground water. There is no possible way to clean up a spill if water pours into the hole as soon as you dig it.
No pipeline safety features were part of the original proposal.
Obama has stated that he will approve once changes are incorporated.
We desperately need that pipeline so we can fuel street lights and cars that get 10mpg.
Canada is going to sell what we don't want to China.
And ... the Social Security Trust Fund that was flush with $2.5 trillion was emptied by 2005 because of the unfunded wars in Afghanistan and iraq.
Now we need to borrow foreign money to fight another war in the Middle East or face economic collapse like the Soviet Union if our oil supply is cut off.
Meanwhile ... off in the middle east.
Iranians have 10 uranium mines and a fully functional nuclear power plant developed under the Atoms for Peace program started by Eisenhower and Nixon after the coup that killed those 800 Muslims from influential families.
That power plant has enough used fuel to produce dozens of plutonium warheads in a few months if the chemical processing facilities are ready to go. They don't need fancy centrifuges for that. They need cranes, trucks, stainless steel vats, acid, robots, electricity, and cameras.
Iran was negotiating to abandon their nuclear program until Cain, Bachmann, Romney, and Gingrich said they would nuke Iran at about the same time that someone assassinated the top level manager in charge of the Iranian nuclear program.
For some strange reason that nobody can understand, Iran decided to stop negotiating about nuclear weapon development.
Big surprise again.
Someday we might have to sit through this skit on Saturday Night Live.
Brrrinnng .... briiinnnnggg ... bbbringgg ....
Pres.: Hello Chairman
Pres.: We are very disappointed that you invaded Taiwan and that you are buying oil from Iran.
Chairman: Yes. Is there something else you would like to discuss?
Pres.: We need to restore democracy in Asia, but first we need to ask you a question.
Pres.: Can we borrow $1 Trillion?