A "response" that was not proportionate, and an impeachment "trial" coming up that everyone knows will result in acquittal. At first the "players" involved with Iran were all hot to fight, but then backed off, just as the Democrats were all hot to impeach, but the Speaker has been backing off from sending the articles to the Senate. It gets harder and harder not to conclude that everything on the world "stage" is indeed "stage managed". Perhaps "stage manager" Shakespeare knew the real score, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars (of reality TV shows?) / But in ourselves, that we are underlings (sheep)." , from "Julius Caesar"(now where have I heard that name before?).