I’m guessing this is partly damage control for his remark at the debate about bringing in the lawyers to help figure out how to deal with Iran. It’ll serve him well with the base but I wonder how this rhetoric plays among independents. Same problem as in the last thread: Bush cried wolf about Saddam’s WMDs and now every invocation of a dire threat by a Republican is seen through that prism, whether they’re right or not.

I’m glad they didn’t opt for the ominous music/dark images cartoon treatment for the subject matter, but the setting here is a little odd, isn’t it? “Come, let me show you my backyard — and tell you about this century’s nightmare.”