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I don’t want to ruin anyone’s post-Christmas day of recovery, but this Glenn Reynolds post is really distressing. Some Iranian officials come to Iraq, get themselves taken prisoner by the American military, and Reynolds sees this as a convenient pretext for the United States to launch a war with Iran. But what’s the pretext? And why should we be looking for excuses to start a war with Iran?