Monday, November 25, 2013

Neocon nightmare: Diplomacy with Iran

When the news broke Saturday night that we had forged a six-month deal with archenemy Iran — we agreed to ease a few sanctions, they agreed to freeze key facets of their nuke program — I knew it was only a matter of milliseconds before the neoconservative warriors started banging their keyboards.
And sure enough, the cascade poured forth: "Tonight, Americans saw how much damage a president with naive, misguided ideas can do to our nation's security," and "This is the face of retreat," and, from Ari Fleischer, "The Iran deal and our allies — you can't spell abandonment without OBAMA," and from William Kristol, the predictable invocation of "Munich" (any time a western leader favors diplomacy over war, Kristol brings up Neville Chamberlain in 1938).

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