A few days ago Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran agreement Barack Obama made to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The deal had problems as far as I could see, most notably that it expired in 10 years. But the IAEA says Iran was in compliance, so I don't see pulling out as a good thing at all.
Yeah, Benjamin Netenyahu put together his little dog and pony show about how Iran lied and was actually trying to make nuclear weapons. Uh huh. We've heard this song before. Remember, Netenyahu spoke before congress in the lead up to the Iraq war saying that "If you take out Saddam, Saddam's regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region."
How did that work out?
After all, this is what the neocons have wanted so badly for so long. Bill Kristol called the Iran deal "Munich." You know, because every two-bit dictator is literally Hitler. (Unless Trump is actually literally Hitler, this must be a confusing time for neocons.)
Unfortunately, Trump has always been philosophically shallow and all over the place. It's good at times, because some of his bad ideas (like increasing torture) get shot down. But so do his good ones, like staying out of another Middle Eastern quagmire. Unfortunately, it seems, the neocons have found a way back in and we may be seeing George W. Bush II.
"Every day is a new life to the wise man."
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