Brutal, criminal, sure. But meaningless? The neocons (to whom Obama seems ever more clearly to belong) have a progam for US dominance of the world, with military action playing a part in ensuring this. The US opposed the replacement of the oh-so-democratic Shah of Iran with the present Islamic regime, and would like to overthrow it. Nothing meaningless about that, it is quite logical in terms of great power politics. Of course, success is not guaranteed by any means.
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from the article: Obama: Window for diplomatic solution to nuclear Iran is closing