?There may be a serious problem here. Has the Bush administration's demonization of Iran so pervaded the U.S. government that the judgement [sic] of vital decision-makers is becoming dangerously clouded? So when a possible practical joker [known as ?Filipino Monkey?] issues a threat to a warship, you have a Strangelovian military chain of command from Bahrain to Washington racing to insist that the crazy, murderous mullahs in Tehran are at it again. By the Pentagon's own account, one of the warships very nearly took out at least one of the Iranian vessels but the order to fire was prevented at the last minute when the speedboats turned away.? Uncle's trigger finger is awful itchy.