This could be the first step in the preparation for war with Iran. We saw the same kind of saber-rattling before the attack on Iraq. But any decision to bomb/invade Iran will be left for after the election. And it doesn’t matter who’s elected President:
In another resolution apparently designed to prepare for war against Iran, the U.S. House of Representatives, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan 401-11 vote, has passed a resolution (HR 568) urging the president to oppose any policy toward Iran “that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat.”
With its earlier decision to pass a bill that effectively sought to ban any negotiations between the United States and Iran, a huge bipartisan majority of Congress has essentially told the president that nothing short of war or the threat of war is an acceptable policy.