Yeah so what some say they (those that moderately, some might say secularly, call us the great satan) will have ICBM's capable of reaching the US by 2015 (unclassified DoD report)? We wouldn't want to be rash. What we want to do is assure them that under no circumstances will we attack. As history has shown (think announcing your withdrawal date) it is always best to keep your enemies fully informed of your military strategy. If this happens and they hit a target like NYC at least we will know that we did not take a "naive" action that could get us into trouble and "people killed" "before the situation gets out of hand." Neville Chamberlain could not have said it better.