One gets the feeling most who oppose the deal don’t know this background.  (Which leads the author to conclude: “A defeat for Khamenei and Iran’s hardliners is good for the Middle East and ultimately for Israel and the United States. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 consolidated the hardliners’ power in Iran. Congress should not give Khamenei a big victory just when he is in the jaws of defeat.”)

And don’t know that we were offered a good deal in 2003 but rejected it.  (It seems we received ” . . . a proposal from Iran for a broad dialogue with the United States, [that] suggested everything was on the table — including full cooperation on nuclear programs, acceptance of Israel and the termination of Iranian support for Palestinian militant groups.  But top Bush administration officials, convinced the Iranian government was on the verge of collapse, belittled the initiative.”)

If you have doubts about the Iran deal, please click both links.





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