I was just checking out wikileak.org and the 91,000 military documents recording the events in Afghanistan over the last 6 years or so. There was a map with pointers showing the locations of the military actions referred to in the documents. I was surprised to see how completely we've blanketed the country. The distribution of activity was more like I would expect in Iraq, not the "side skirmish" in Afghanistan.
This new perspective in hand, I looked at how the overall region appears. Basically, we've surrounded Iran with full scale military actions i.e. Wars. Imagine if Iran felt it had reason to flat-out occupy Canada and fully engaged it's military with the drug cartels in Mexico. And just to be thorough, took a generally aggressive and threatening stance towards the U.S. Do you think we might have something to say about that? Take a minute to really imagine an anti-U.S. country, taking over Canada and Mexico, and us being expected to sit here quietly and be obedient.
Is it me or do I smell a touch of hypocrisy?