All the blather from some circles in
the U.S. about an imminent attack on Iran only plays into the hands of the
Islamic radicals who control the government there. It works like this. If we
don't attack, they'll cite their readiness to defend themselves as having
successfully deterred the "Great Satan." If we do attack, the Iranian radicals
can cry about being beaten up by the Great Satan, and rally the country (which
generally despises their clerical rulers). This is why most of the talk about
the U.S. attacking Iran is coming from Iran.