The leaders of Iran are nothing more than two-bit bullies. They are throwing their weight around, such as it is. There are two ways to deal with bullies. Ideally, you ignore them. Sometimes that is not an option. When they kill people, especially when they threaten to kill people in mass, then it is time to use the second method, or at least make the threat.
Iran has threatened to eliminate Israel. Soon, if permitted, they will gain the ability to do that. It means preventing that, no matter what it takes. Moreover, we need to make sure they realize our intentions. That means, in the long run, we need to make sure they don’t get a nuclear bomb or the means to deliver it.
In the short term, we need to watch them carefully. The instant they start flexing what little muscle they have, we need to retaliate and quickly. We need to make them pay for their stupidity.
That does not mean that we send in troops. Most likely, there would be no need. Simply a few well placed conventional bombs would be all that would be needed. Depending on what they do or threaten to do, ten to thirty bombs would be all that would be needed to send them a message.
It wouldn’t be the purpose to win a war. It is simply important that we remind them that we have the means and the determination to deal with them. That doesn’t mean that they suddenly behave themselves. It is just important that they know each time they strike, we will counterstrike significantly harder.
Sometimes, it is the only way a bully will learn. You see, most bullies have are hard of hearing. Sometimes, it takes three or four lessons, but, eventually, they will learn. It is better than sending in troops. It will let them know that we can strike by pressing a few buttons. Oddly, it is better for them too. If we have to send troops in, their losses will be far more.
This has another benefit. In the unlikely event that we would have to send in troops, our army would probably would not encounter much resistance. Also, if we need to send in troops, they should have one objective, the oil fields. Without their oil, what little threat they have would be suddenly removed.
The most important part, we need to “bluff” them and then stand ready to fully back the bluff. There would be another advantage of this method. Bullies, worldwide, will know that we mean what we say. It will drastically decrease the need to send our troops anywhere again.