4. Agree with the premise, but a weak press(media) is keeping the corpse alive!
I can remember in the 50s, living in NYC, where we had many newspapers. The fact that Romney seems bent on attacking Iran would have inspired a huge amount of criticism. Not because he's wanting to sound aggressive, but because it's coming from a Mormon, who are conscientious objectors when it comes time for military service. The Romney offspring won't be on the front lines, but the rest of the peasants will shoulder the sacrifices. Yeah, they would have crucified him over that fact alone!