Downward Spiral

There have been a spate of bombings inside Iran recently, mostly in the parts of the country near Afghanistan where it hasn't been unheard of for groups in the general ideological neighborhood of the Taliban and al-Qaeda to mounts attacks of one sort or another. The Iranians, possibly in an effort to be cute, are claiming the bombs were made in the USA, proving, at a minimum, that two can play at this game. What it reallly ought to do, however, is serve as a reminder that the US and Iran ought to be working together against common foes rather than stumbling into a new destructive war.