It seems to me that things are escalating, with motivation that came from desperation to win in November... Dead democratic voters and paid voters aside, the public tends to stay with an incumbent president in times of military conflicts. If Romney stays close, no war. If Romney surges ahead, watch out.... If it's 4th QTR and he's down, he will throw the hail-Mary, the bombs. Iran had been throwing fits of irrational verbage with action, and this admin. seems to wait for the right time. The Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times!" I think we are there.