On March 13, 2002, President Bush warned Iraq the U.S. was prepared to go to war:
President Bush declared yesterday that “all options are on the table” — including nuclear weapons — to confront states that threaten to use weapons of mass destruction, as he issued his strongest warning to date that his administration plans to take on Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.
Friday, he dusted off the same warning, this time for Iran:
In a stern warning to Iran, President Bush said “all options are on the table” if the Iranians refuse to comply with international demands to halt their nuclear program, pointedly noting that he has already used force to protect U.S. security.
As they say, it’s deja vu, all over again.