Unfrozen Cave-Man Bull Moose
Also, is anyone but the Moose actually making this claim?
Everyone knows that when Ahmadinejad threatens to wipe Israel off the map it is just a quaint Persian plea for respect and understanding. And when the Iranians suggest that they will share their nuclear knowledge with their brothers in Sudan - why worry? What is a little arms race in the Middle East anyway?
Uhm, no. Serious "sanguine sophisticates" are indeed concerned. They are also concerned with what happens when you let self-proclaimed (elite university educated) rubes wage war they don't know how to manage. I thought that'd be the lesson of the Carrier Landing; little boys should not be allowed to play with adult toys.
Update: For an instance of a non-sanguine sophisticate who's taking things seriously, as opposed to playing the rhetoric game, see Steve Clemons.