The US apparently wants to foment an uprising in Iran, hoping that with a bit of pressure, the Iranian government will fall of its own accord.
... and *how* many years of starvation, misery, and death did Iraq have to go through before their government fell of its own accord? Oh... that's right. It never did. Over a million innocent people had to die, their lives signifying nothing... except some sort of bass-ackward justification for war.
"But if we don't go in and shoot them, we'll have to keep starving them and blockading them," says the kindly old hawk, in a sweeping gesture of humanitarianism... give that man a Nobel Peace Prize!
... or go tell it to the kid in the cancer ward in Basra whose face is being eaten off by a malignant growth that could've been killed by a mildly radioactive substance.
Of course, all the horrible things we did to the people of Iraq can now be seen in retrospect as a shining example of how to liberate and restore democracy to another nation...
Well, except for that "restore democracy" part. We never quite got around to doing that -- not in Afghanistan, not in Iraq -- but we should all feel happy, 'cause its coming... real soon!
(Insert montage containing flag imagery, presidential portrait, and the marching of our gallant soldiers here.)