A consort of 27 Democratic and Republican senators has recently lined up to support AIPAC with a bill to raise new sanctions on Iran.
This action is meant to arrest the Obama-Kerry agreement with Iran on a peaceful nuclear power program as a step toward peace in the region.
Spokespersons for the 27 senators site allegiance to Prime Minister Netanyahu who has compared Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to "a wolf in sheep's clothing."
Mr. McCain's office has indicated that this "wolf in sheep's clothing" means Mr. Rouhani is not to be trusted, whereas Mr. Schumer's office has added "a wolf in sheep's clothing" is not capable of "going baaaa in the night. We must be watchful."
Meanwhile, no dangerous uranium enrichment program has been found and the Iranians possess no nuclear weapons. They have also declared no interest in acquiring them.
Mr. Netanyahu is reported pleased with evidence that a significant element of the US Congress is on board with his determination to move ahead into war with Iran to remove any possibility of attack by a nuclear weapon.
In the Netanyahu view, war--with the assistance of the US--will make absolutely sure that the figment of imagination brooding on the possibility of a future nuclear bomb despite an inspections program will go no further toward the real thing.
Some of the senators at the AIPAC banquet honoring them held up their toy AK-47 cigar lighters enthusiastically, murmuring, "War--more dangerous war in the middle east--is exactly what we need at this time!"
This sentiment runs counter to the US public which backs the Obama-Rouhani deal by a margin of two to one, according to recent polls.
Mr. McCain's office has responded to this public sentiment with understanding and sympathy.
"Yes, the people are fed up with war. Then again that applied in Vietnam, where I have personal experience. And yet that war continued, did it not?"
Others amidst Mr. McCain's group stated that more sanctions would certainly bring more concessions since Iran has already agreed to conditions which guarantee they cannot build a bomb without being discovered.
One of this group (who requested anonymity) added, "We have them up against the wall so we should push harder for more sanctions and more concessions. As with getting our oil companies in there to have a go at their oil reserves."
Mr. Schumer's office has indicated a robust program to encourage war with Iran is in the planning stages, including interviews with leading military hawks on news programs such as "Sixty Minutes" coming soon.
The previously successful parades for "War, war, war with Iran"--featuring whirling dwarfs, drums, and patriotic songs as with "When Johnny comes marching home" on a whistle-stop tour through the Midwest--may be revived this summer.