I woke up this morning, turned on the TV and saw an assortment of talking heads decrying Iran’s missile test. But why should this shock anyone?
Iran was labeled by Bush as amember of the “Axis of Evil” and so the government there has two examples to learn from: Iraq and North Korea.
In response to American aggression, one country saber rattled, one generally complied. One was invaded, one got negotiations.
Add in Israel’s recent millitary exercise (widely seen as a dry run of a strike on Iran), and why wouldn’t Iran act the way it did?