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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Michael A. Cohen
As tensions heat up between Iran and the West, the prospect of a big spike in oil prices to as high as $200 a barrel suddenly looms over the U.S. economy, threatening to overshadow what have been promising signs of gathering strength.
"Iran is at best a second-rate power, with an outdated and not terribly advanced conventional military force that is barely able to project power outside its borders," he said.
As in past episodes, the U.S. military is more than capable of overwhelming any attempts by Iran to follow through, he said.