Agreed. I think the correct strategy is to wall Iran off from the civilized world, jam all communications and travel between them and the outside world, cut their resource supply down to nil, and if they're such glorious divine rulers, their regime should have more success running a nation without tampering and involvement from foreign infidels. Any countries that wanna join them, they can get behind the wall too and go with them all the way back to the bronze age. No more hand-me-downs, no more Iranian nuke scientists coming to the West for top-class educations. Iran could fix this overnight by opening their nuclear facilities to inspection. If not, we have every right to suspect them, the talk about some fairy/Mehdi coming down from the sky to save them if only they just launch some nukes at Israel first, it's called psychotic brainwashed delusion. Would you trust a known schizophrenic with a knife? I wouldn't kill that schizophrenic, but I'd still have them in a padded room, which is where all the violent mullahs and Ayatollahs should be. My biggest issue is with how you like to compare America's ills to Iran. Where's Iran's WikiLeaks, eh? Where are those protests marches against the Iranian regime at Revolution Square? You're comparing a nice guy (America) on PCP to a psychopath (Iran) on tranquilizers. All I can say is thank goodness Iran is too backward and stupid to build quality weapons the way Hitler did, because if they had that ability, humans would already be extinct. P.S. if WikiLeaks is to be believed, Iran played a major role in making sure the war in Iraq extended as long as it did. Sending bombs to Al Qaeda which usually end up killing innocent Iraqi civilians/giving Americans a reason to stay and fight, yeah that's real classy of Iran, blame it all on the US.