Charles is right. Bush’s failure to strike back at Iranian operations against American troops was shameful. But it isn’t just Bush; it’s every American president since 1979. Iran has had a pass on killing Americans since then, and our “leaders” have never been willing to come to grips with Iran’s war against us.
The hell of it all is that our best response is to support the revolution in Iran. It’s effective, inexpensive, doesn’t risk American lives, and advances both our ideals and our security. But nobody seems willing to do it. Ahem.