It get's so annoying hearing that phrase! I just figured (perhaps incorrectly), that rhetoric from US intelligence says that "Iran is an existential threat", so I didn't think they'd also be promoting stories that suggest Iran is weak...those calling for war with Iran want us to think Iran is strong and powerful and a big threat, don't they?
Although, I guess counter to my point: We did say Iraq would be a cakewalk while also saying they were armed with WMD's....hmmmm.
Thanks for keeping me on my toes!
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