One of the major self-interest arguments against attacking Iran is the potential impact on the US economy. The neoconservatives at the Heritage Foundation have been wargaming the possible blowback from such an attack in order to figure out ways to mitigate that impact. In other words, they're trying to find ways to make attacking Iran workable.
In this effort, they were aided by:
experts in foreign policy, including regional experts; experts from the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Energy, and Defense; and congressional staff members.(Emphasis mine - C)I just thought you should know that. Bear it in mind next time the White House or neocons say they don't want to attack Iran.
I'll leave it to the economics wonks to figure out how much these experts had to shift the goalposts in oder to make their lust for war economically viable.
In related news, current and former CIA experts tell Raw Story that "the Bush Administration's National Intelligence Estimate regarding terrorist threats to the United States does not provide evidence to support its assertions and may have inflated the domestic threat posed by the Lebanese political and military group Hezbollah, perhaps because it receives financial support from Iran."
Make no mistake, the warmongers intend to attack Iran and are trying everything in their power to create an acceptable narritive for doindg so. In the main, the corporate media's stenographers are just going along with the gag, as usual.