How did McCain and Mitt promise the neocons the wars that they live for? With exactly the same kind of tough talk about "threat to the region," backing sanctions, etc. Talking about acts of agression more overt than sanctions would be politically dumb, and entirely unnecessary. The neocons only need the President to cooperate enough to provoke the other guy into throwing a punch. When that happens the President has no politically viable choice but to retaliate. The neocon warmongers go get their boom-boom on and get to say "the other guy started it."
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