President George H.W. Bush’s former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft warned the current president to stop threatening Iran. He said yesterday “that by mentioning that threat, ‘we legitimize the use of force…and may tempt the Israelis’ to carry out such a mission. He said he thinks that negotiations must continue.”
This worries me more than anything else I've read. The temptation to stick it to his father is so strong that Bush might just bomb Iran to spite him. And I'm only partially joking.