"Iran is not a threat. The words are violent but words, as Spaniards say, are feathers. If Iran seeks nuclear weapons it is from a fear of all that might be done to it by US Marines and Israeli warplanes. A stable, civilised American president who acknowledged past ill-treatment, talked of oil as a pure market commodity and who showed a healthy coolness to Israel, would take speculation out of the war zone. A steady course of honest pacific dealing could effect wonders."
You can read more of Edward Pearce's excellent Guardian piece here.
And in similar vein, here's my article from The Australian on why the Iranian 'crisis', is as artificial as previous neo-con fabricated 'crises' in Kosovo and Iraq.