Brownfeld notes that John Bolton, Joshua Muravchik, and Bill Kristol have all advocated attacking Iran, just as they advocated attacking Iraq. Of course, Iraq used to act as a counterweight to Iran, until we overthrew Saddam Hussein. Now, Iraq's Shiite dominated government is essentially allied with Iran.
Brownfeld also notes that the neocons have a long record of
exaggerating Iran's aggressiveness, reminding us that one of the
favorite gurus of the Bush Administration, Bernard Lewis, predicted in
2006 that an Iranian attack on Israel was imminent.
The neocons also have a long record of exaggerating Iran's military capability.
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