When was the revolution 1979? The Gulf states have really confronted Iran since then haven't they? What has changed to make the Gulf States confront Iran? The destruction of Iraq by the USofA, UK and Australia amongst others, has merely ensured that Iran halted it's nuclear weapons programme. It is not going to send love and democracy throughout the nations in the region. Sometimes I think there was a typo when the planning for this war happened. Either that or Bush thought Iraq was Iran.
from the article: Gates: Israel doesn't pose nuclear threat like Iran