What's funny about this is that we, i.e., the DFHs, were correct about Bu$hCo's bullshit way back in the day. & now the world just smirks & keeps the tanks rolling when this president, speaking for all Americans, yells at the wind. It's like Lear, only without the tragedy & art.
This is why most people over the age of nine learn that issuing a bunch of threats and failing to carry them through --- or following through and failing to succeed --- is a recipe for people to stop taking you seriously. Bush and Cheney (and now McCain) have made a fetish out of sabre rattling for the past eight years and the results have been, shall we say, less than stellar. The US has shown that its volunteer military, while valiant, is undermanned and overstretched, its intelligence services are willing servants of political manipulators and its leadership is dishonest, immoral and incompetent. It's understandable that somebody out there would think that now is the time to make a move. That it would be Bush's soul brother Pooty-poot was entirely predictable.