What is to be gained by turning Iran into another Iraq?
Well, that’s not on the table. Remove Assad, and yes, Syria WOULD turn into another Iraq, and then some. But Iran’s population is not religiously or tribally heterogenous, and thus removing the Mullahs would have a very different result.
That’s not a statement of support or derision for Mr. Bolton; just pointing out that unlike most North African and Middle Eastern states, removing the dictator in Iran does *not* lead to a failed state.