IMO and I did not build it up last night, Iran is the perfect and logic name on the agenda. It comes out of necessity.
There is no (serious) Iranian issue actually, but for (mainly) domestic reasons
the US admin has to play the "entertain the fear" card, if only to retain their grip for another four years.
The Iraq story (i.e. drama) is a big mess. By the will of the smart team in charge of the most powerful land on the planet, this country went from a dictatorship (pretty liveable if one follows the rules) to total chaos (no more rules), 12,000 paid with it their lives and there are scores more to follow, and last but not least, its future is only predictable in term of minutes.
Baath party followers (you know, the scum) and National Guard members (you know, Saddam's feared soldiers) have joined the new Police.
Religious games of power are now in full swing and the Kurds are smartly keeping the score. Perhaps even so smartly that they might envisage the creation of their own state at a later but not so distant stage, with the beginning of a new nightmare including this time Turkey (you know, the big US ally), Syria (evil) and Iran (evil). Guess what.
Uncle George (or the brains behind him) gave a kick in a nest of red ants.
Now he expects them to behave in a democratic way.
Iran has to show on the headlines and subsequently your brains must be moulded to accept the next chapter and be prepared to praise your leader...again.
can be satisfied, he won the first six rounds and the fight keeps developping his way.
He (and consequently yourself) is the good one, they are the bad ones, remember !