So apparently, despite Israel's "mighty victory", Iran is emboldeded. And to top that off, because our troops are busy in Iraq, Iran is emboldened. The Iranians (and many others) also saw the recent Israeli-Hezbollah conflict as a dress rehersal for any US intervention in Iran. The results of the conflict also embolden Iran. Not to mention that Bush's disastrous policies in the ME in general have upset the Sunni-Shia balance, and tilted things dramatically in favor of the Shia, which also has the effect of emboldening Iran. The fact that Iran is in as good of a position as they are to dictate terms of their nuclear program is due, in no small part, directly to the decisions George W. Bush has made during his presidency. He has made America less safe by his actions, and this Iranian mess is just one way we are seeing those result.