You cannot usually have strange bedfellows if the bed is on fire
What could be more comforting than plans going badly for those who primarily make the plans…why it’s almost as if we don’t know what we’re doing so much that eventually we find a common ground of “hey, we haven’t bombed this guy yet!?”
I bet Iran would have been even more supportive of our “soft-Dieming” if we’d followed the McCain/Graham plan of bombin’ Iran ’till the rubble bounced. After all, to the frustration of many repressed unindicted war criminals, a bombing leading to even more bombing is the prescription to all ills so bomb as often and as many as possible.