On the other hand though..... Tel Aviv, Haifa and possibly even Jerusalem would be having thousands of funerals. US embassies around the world as well as shops, bars, libraries and any other place Americans are known to congregate would become targets of opportunity for people who, while they've not declared war on anyone for a few hundred years, are pretty darned efficient at murder of innocents (practice makes perfect ) ... and then of course there would be the cells within the US that would be activated. Nothing on the scale of 9-11 I think, but far more terrorizing due to the widespread randomness. A mall here, an airliner there, a Lakers game.... you get the picture. The Swiss cheese security we have would be really embarrassing for homeland security. I can only imagine what freedoms they'd want next to promise us security.
No, I really don't think Israel wants war with Iran. I KNOW America doesn't. But we didn't want WWI or WWII either.
The history is crystal clear. The US saved Europe from Nazi aggression and Stalinist ambition. For what little gratitude a bankrupt Europe has left, we're the last people on earth that should wear Holocaust guilt on our consciences. Israel should be sending us billion dollar checks every year to thank us for saving the white European transplants who grew up into these little Nazis today, not the other way around.
Israel has been lying about Iran for years now and they're still at it. We've got the economic clamps down on Iran based on those lies, and it seems to me we have convinced our Israeli puppets that it's necessary to strangle a power the size of Iran for a long time before we attempt military attacks. The bombing campaign of Iran would follow years of crippling sanctions and would necessarily be much longer and larger than other nations we've shamelessly bombed. So the end of the rainbow ground invasion and how many troops would be necessary is a nice discussion for someone who would actually consider such a nut idea. Who knows how many Iranians are losing their lives over our statist force control of free markets.
As I've said numerous times since late 2010, and as "Bibi" has only now admitted today, Israel wasn't going to attack Iran because their military is impotent to do any meaningful damage whatsoever. They need US power for that, and who knows what evil the twin nutters Obama and Netanyahu have agreed to behind closed doors. Markets should be free, not in chains. When trade ends, war begins. These sanctions are an act of war on Iran who has done nothing to deserve them.