Colin Powell in Kuwait:
Asked if he sees a U.S. war on Iran coming, the retired U.S. general said although no American official will say the option was "off the table," he did not see prospects of a military conflict.
There is no base of support among Americans for such an action, Powell said, adding that the U.S. military already has enough on its hands in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I say Powell is wrong on all counts, but suppose he's right, then here's what he's telling Iran:
The US President is bluffing. Go ahead and call him.
Here's what he's telling Saudi Arabia:
The US President is bluffing. He can't stop Iran. You'd better find your own deterrent.