the question ought to be Can Cheney be stopped..
the irony with Bushs plan bring democracy to the middle east
is that of the Islamic states in that region - IRan actually has the closest thing to elections and a grassroots democratic movement.
I think it will be a pretty stupid move to attack Iran (even by proxy with an Israeli raid) and not just in terms of oil prices shooting through the roof.
its like the antimissile system planned in Czech Rep. and Poland, Europe has about as much chance of being attacked by Iranian missiles as getting hit by an asteroid from space --they might as well invest in an anti-asteroid system...