Later I was flying surveilance missions over Saudi Arrabia as part of the US helping stop the Iran-Iraq war from spilling into other countries and on occasion getting chased around the skies by Iranian F-4s. I was watching Iranian aircraft attempting to make ship attack runs on US Naval ships. I was watching Iran threaten US flaged tankers and US Naval vessels in the Straights of Hormuz. I was watching as the US President that time didn't back down but parked a US Battleship in the middle of the Straights and told the Iranians that if they really wanted things that way, then go ahead and shoot, The Iranians backed down very fast. Amazing how good that deplomacy worked in dealing with these extremist, seems even a zealot might listen and honestly negotiate with 16 inch guns pointed at them.
After that, I was in skies of Bosnia-Herzegovina when Iran sent in kill squads and tried to disrupt US and UN efforts to establish peace. I also saw the so-called President at the time tell one of our few ture friends and allies in the world that they should give up full autonomy over land they conquered when the peoples of that area had previously attacked them repeatedly. And what do you know, there is the very same Iran funding and supplying some of those very same terrorist attacking that same friend and ally.
Later, I was in the skies of Iraq, finally helping remove a vile evil person from power and taking away his ability to kill his own people with WMDs and threatening his neighbors. Only to have Iran fund and supply insurgents killing American troops trying to rebuild that country afterwards. I watched as the US President at that time was almost powerless to act against Iran because the military his predessor left him, which was supposed to be able to fight at least one Major conflict and one Minor conflict simultaneously, was bogged down and struggling with two minor conflicts because the previous so called President had left it poorly maintained, equiped and with Generals/Officers who were masters at kissing a poloticians backs side but couldn't actually lead our forces to fight their way out of a wet paper sack.
Afer that, I watched Obama try to persue the same failed diplomatic tactics that Clinton tried to use to prevent North Korea from getting Nuclear Weapons while telling our friend and ally Isreal to give back land it took as a bufferzone the previous time Arabs became agressively hostile. And yes, those tactics were a failure, witness the fact that North Korea now has Nuclear weapons. Of course, no in the world would actually believe Obama if he tried Reagon's style of negotiation, few in world could conceive that Obama would actually have the intestinal fortitude to pull the trigger and it would just be an empty threat. Instead, he makes nice pretty speeches about how he is doing something and it will work while telling Isreal, one of our truest and most loyal allies in the world, to make concessions to placate Iran and the "muslim" world.
Reagon should of given the Liberals the finger and went ahead and took these bastards out then. Carter didn't have the guts, and thanks to him Reagon didn't have the ability at first, to do it when it should of been done. George H. Bush also passed up the opportunity, he could of easily taken out that evil bastard Hussein and Iran and would of been more than justified to do so. Then came Clinton who also didn't have the guts to do what should of been done, screwed over the military and let North Korea, another enemy, get nuclear weapons. Clinton's gutlessness and unwillingness (later, inability after he gutted the military) directly lead to Al Queda being able to form, build and later carry out the 9/11 attacks because he didn't take decisive, effective actions against Al Queda when they were attacking our embassies, ships and interests, causing George W. Bush to have to deal with them. Clinton also failed to take action to keep the WMD inspectors in Iraq (he didn't get caught diddling someone other than his wife that month) which caused the intelligence failure that led to the invasion of Iraq (something that should of been done and over during George H. Bushes time). G. W. also should of used his time to rebuild our military and give it the leadership it needed and went ahead and taken these idiots out also.
So where have I been, I have been spending 30+ years watching Iran declare itself a mortal enemy and US leadership not do the proper thing and take them out. I have been watching US Presidents attempt to screw over friends and allies and tolerate repeated provocations from Iran just to placate an enemy. I have been watching Iran give support and equipement to terrorist who have attacked our people and our interests and kill the people of one of our few true friends and allies. (not to mention them trying on several occasions to kill me personally) I have absolutely no faith that Obama will finally grow a pair and do what is right and necessary, more likely Isreal will have to take action on it's own because the Nation that it has befriended and shown loyality to elected a gutless blunder who doesn't even understand the concepts of ture friendships and loyality, much less be willing to act out of those setinments. I have little to no doubt that Obama will instead of supporting Isreal, he will again try to screw them over and if they initiate actions themselves, he will probably try to deny them military supplies in a useless attempt to placate and enemy instead taking out that enemy. I also have little to no doubt that should Iran actually develope a nuclear weapon, they will field test it over Tel Aviv as quickly as they can get it there.