John Bolton's statements, though they contradict previous ones made by him, are a great example of the lack of forward-thinking within the conservative movement. It's all about reflexive actions with no plans on how to handle any fallout. After all, look at what modern conservativism has given us in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan. Do you really think they have a plan for Iran other than "let's get 'em boys!"
Bolton isn't alone, asSarah Palin pretended to flex her foreign policy muscle while Chris Wallace dreamed of getting a lap-dance from her:
Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decided really to come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do....That changes the dynamics in what we can assume is going to happen between now and three years
As I've stated before, statements such as this simply "sound good" and they don't really hold much meaning - if any at all. Much in the way that Palin and her throngs of Tea Bagging enthusiasts have proven to us since January of last year, they have no substance to their shouts. The danger is that people latch onto talk of open war with Iran as if it's not a big deal or that the US military is capable of handling a third war with a country that is much more advanced than both Iraq and Afghanistan combined.