here is another point of view to try to understand
sometimes it's best to let things play out with out trying to interfere with them.
Iran does not pose a direct threat to us because they do not have an ICBM. isreal is a different story but that is not the US and we risk a lot more lives by commiting ourselves to allie with them and involve ourselves with them.
the death tole for 9-11 was tallied at 2752 people (cited http://www.ourcivilisation.com/usa/toll.htm)
so far we have lost 2459 people in Iraq stemming from 9-11 (cited http://icasualties.org/oif/)
it dosent seem to add up if the cost of spredding freedom is another 9-11. arent' there better options that result in less losses. Every man* killed in war is a man lost from his generation
(*side note to you P.C. people --piss off)
There is nothing i have witnessed that justifies our actions; the war in iraq has cost us another 9-11 tragedy along with putting more tension in the middle east. Wern't we concerned with WMD's?
Now look what is on our hands; a case of actualy having WMD's to be worried about. That doesnt show me we have accomplished security or made the world a safer place.
What we need to realize is that those who are in power are influenced by motives the public is not aware about, and that we the decisions being made are made in the intrests of those in power not in the interest of the public.
If any of those who are afraid of Iran having a nuclear weapon, and those of you who would suport us backing Isreal if they were to attack Iran please enlighten me to how you justify our actions and the toll it would ring on our society. What gain do you have or us as a nation have by tieing ourseleves into a situation such as iran and isreal.