Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an era of sweetness and light in US foreign policy are surely wrong.
For some Americans, there exists only one option if George W Bush is re-elected on 2 November - leave the country.
When George W Bush's plane touched down in Pennsylvania early in the election campaign, a Catholic priest was there to greet him and share a silent prayer on the tarmac. For all Bush's religiosity, the reason was a very earthly one.
If you think that even George W Bush would not be foolish enough to start a war in Iran, think back to how unlikely an invasion of Iraq seemed three years ago.