So, who benefits? Once again it is our 'friends' the Israelis and Oil. America has no legitimate interest here. The top 16 Intelligence Agencies, is their NIE, all concur that Iran has abandoned their nuclear weapons program (several years ago). They are no threat to us. Before we attacked Iraq, Israel and the American Israeli lobby tried desperately to talk the Defense Policy Board into attacking Iran instead. But, Cheney shot it down. He said that the case for Hussein was already well underway. I would support helping Israel defend itself, if they were actually being attacked, and needed our help. But, this strategy is from the right-wing extremists in Israel. Spending billions of dollars, and an unknown number of American casualties, just to further Israel's current aggressive policies, is insane. Even a majority of Israelis do not like the policies of the current regime. They are just pouring fuel on the fire, and pushing any change for peace in the region, further and further away. But, the American lobby is powerful. As soon as someone challenges them, their attack dogs come running.