The US wants nothing to do with more war; they are simply too costly politically, unless a real opportunity presents itself.
Israel, perhaps, but a international containment and isolation plan would be needed first and the world's corrupt nations will not co-operate. It is an unpleasant situation, which is why Iran feels they can afford to push the envelope.
We're sitting back and letting the Europeans flail at the problem proposing diplomatic solutions and UN resolutions. The neighboring countries know Iran is dangerous and the Europeans know it too. Eventually they will have to face the fact that something must be done.
That is complete hyperbole BS (with all due respect) - The fact is GWB won reelection based on the GWOT (including Iraq) - The majority of the pubic fully stands behind the GWOT to this day (including Iraq) - Useless "polls" put out by the MSM don't mean a thing -
The reality is those leaders who have stoop up and taken the fight to our enemies have all won reelection (GWB, Blair, Howard in Australia, etc) - Those who choose to sit on the fence or to not fight at all have mostly lost (France, Germany, Canada to name a few).
But more importantly here in America there is no political "cost" to standing firm for America's national defense (even if that means war). No cost in the since that it will lead to a defeat at the polls. Just the opposite is true.