"There will not be a war ahead of us. The situation in America does not allow them to create new fronts," Ali Larijani was quoted as saying by the student news agency ISNA.
Now why would he think that?
To which "situation" is he referring?
Does he entirely believe the Copperhead press reports?
War is a blunt instrument and may not prove necessary to effect the removal of the regime in Iran but I would think it unwise on the part of Iranians to make an absolute wager against its occurrence. I doubt that a ground campaign is in the offing but the Iranians would be fools not to notice the noose tightening. They are also fools if they do not understand that a sustained air campaign that targeted their nuclear sites (and, perhaps, their power generation capability) could be sold to the American people.
Have the Copperheads made the probability of the occurrence more likely by the misreporting of the situation in Iraq? Is their lust to paint as negative picture as possible of our involvement leading the mad mullahs into a miscalculation that may have mortal consequences for their regime?