When Iran took our hostages in 1979, that was an act of war, but we had a buffoon running the White House. They continuted to finance terrorism around the world, including those who would kill our soldiers in Lebanon. They provide aid and comfort to Islamic terrorists organization. Iran is the leading exporter of extremist Islam, they threaten foreigners who dare question its tenets. Unfortunately, they see the desire for peace and compromise as a sign of weakness and their extremist leadership will have to be wiped out and not be given equal footing at the world table. Only when their leadership is destroyed and they realize that the culture of death to the 'infidels' and keeping their women and others who don't subscribe to their philosophy as 2nd class citizens is a a sure path to misery and they realize that it is time for a reformist movement like happened in other major religious movements. Only then can we rationally live in peace.
Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy (Reuters)
from the article: Halutz names officer to prepare for possible war with Iran