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Continuing the Iran theme…
Ran into this Neocon commentary piece: Getting Serious About Iran: A Military Option.
In summary, the neocon suggests the US should begin an air and special forces campaign to “keep the oil flowing” with the side-effect of crippling their nuclear program. The argument is based on the idea that Iran is trying to gain control of shipping access to 40% of the worlds oil. Therefore, since the most important US mandate is to keep the economy going, it should destroy Iran, seize it’s oil assets, and impose a new government. Oh, and this will all be possible without a ground campaign. Even better, this will in fact increase US prestige in the middle east.
Some light analysis of the commentary is here: A Glorious War Plan for Iran.