Most sane people think a U.S. attack on Iran would invite catastrophic consequences - some of which, like skyrocketing oil prices, have already occurred as a direct result of mere threats to attack Iran. Yet a school of thought holds there is a threshold of risk that even the Bush regime will not cross, and that "every day that passes makes an attack on Iran harder to pull off." That's a comforting thought, but what if the Lords of Capital - George Bush's bosses - truly believe their very existence as a ruling class requires courting Armageddon? History shows they would rather risk igniting a global inferno than go quietly into the night. "The grand vision of corporate globalism - the finance capitalists' imperial heaven - cannot exist in the real world except through the application of terror."