For those that know military stuff... what are the logistic consequences of a war with Iran? Would we essentially move ALL troops out of Iraq and into Iran? Iraq seems to require an unusually large number of troops to hold, correct?Earlier Wednesday, the president's top security aide said Sunday's confrontation between the three U.S. warships and five Iranian boats almost triggered an exchange of gunfire -- and if it happens again there may be a battle.
"It's the kind of incident that can provoke exchange of fire," Hadley said. "And we think the Iranians need to be on notice that they are fishing in troubled waters here."
"This is not -- this is a provocative act, not a smart thing to do, and they're going to have to take responsibility for the consequences if they do it again," Hadley said.
Bush on Tuesday also had called the confrontation "a provocative act" on Iran's part.
"It's a dangerous situation, and they should not have done it, pure and simple," Bush said then during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden. "I don't know what their thinking was."