It has been reported that Iran is supplying military assistance to various extremist groups in Iraq with the sole intent of harming coalition troops. Is this news? Has this not been going on since just about day one? Wars in this age are often fought by proxy and this is what Iran is doing. We do the same. Nothing out of the ordinary there really and it is hard to fault the Persians for playing the game as it is played. With that being said however, the U.S., with or without coalition approval and assistance, should reserve the right to give the Persians a bloody nose. If for no other reason than to give tangible evidence of our displeasure with their action. No I am not talking about a long, drawn out ground war. I am certainly not talking about nation building, nor am I talking about attacks upon civilian centers.
I am talking about our strategic forces earning their pay with the utter destruction of Pasdaran and naval facilities. Let them know for certain that it burns to touch a hot stove.
I am heartily sick of our military people getting maimed and killed with no real tangible recourse allowed them.