JUST POSTED ON TAP ONLINE: TRIUMPH OF THE WILL. Matt reminds us that going to war with Iran (and Syria) would still be a bad idea, and contemplates the comic book quality of the hawks' foreign policy outlook:
...Hawks seem to have convinced themselves that American military might is like a power ring -- capable of achieving anything if only we have sufficient will. There are no objective limits to our capacities, no sticky situations that need to be handled cautiously, no awkward compromises to be brokered, and no stuff we�re just going to have to live with in the hopes that things will change for the better down the road. There are only goals, force, and will, and the only relevant question in any situation is whether we have the will to achieve our goals with force.
Read the whole thing.