With boots on the ground, even confined to the area around straits, we have the honor and patriotism of the country invested. He can argue that he is fighting to keep gasoline prices down.
Obama's trick will be to time the action precisely so that his wave of support crests on November 3. After that, he need not involve us in a war in which he has no interest in winning much less waging. He wants countries like Iran to be counterpoints to the world's sole remaining superpower so he is really indifferent to Iran getting the bomb. Troops would be easy to withdraw from that place and the long war avoided.
“Let us proceed from a assumption easy to make, that Obama will proceed as cynically as Macchiavelli.”
Are you saying that Obama outed the Israeli plan so that he could implement his own plan to attack Iran?
“He can argue that he is fighting to keep gasoline prices down.”
This attack is in response to high gas prices?
Really... is that what you believe?