The drumbeat to war with Iran continues to fade and then get loud. Yesterday Iran launched another set of test missiles, demonstrating its capacity to reach Israel. Less than a month ago Israel performed a rehearsal for an attack on Iran.
Forty-three percent of Americans think that the US will go to war with Iran within a year. Perhaps more relevant, considering the recent weapon dance, 46 percent of Americans support a US military response if Iran attacks Israel.
Despite the country's mood, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran that the US would defend its allies. Plus public opinion regarding Israel might change in the situation of an attack. Meanwhile, OPEC warned that conflict in Iran would lead to "unlimited" increases in oil prices.