"We`ve had our warships off their coasts for months now, practically begging them to start something." Why for heaven's sake should they "start something"? To give Bush an occasion to harp on the patriotic lunacy once again? It is understandable that you would like your enemy being stupid, but wishing won't do the job.
Prominent Druze sheikh al-Balous killed in Syria (Haaretz)
from the article: Revolutionary Guards: Iran can penetrate Israel's Merkava tanks