Israel, the new Czechoslovakia
Who knew Richard Cohen reads QandO? Today’s headline on his op/ed:”Iran: The Obamacare of Foreign Policy”.
Of course he means it differently than I did yesterday.
There was no “better deal” — the fantasy of all those who hate Iran and hate Obama (which of them more is often unclear). The nuclear deal has become “such a luscious piece of Republican propaganda,” William Luers, the director of The Iran Project, whose goal is to improve American-Iranian relations, told me. And a long election season has already begun.
Or said another way, the “deal” was the goal. Not a good deal or the best deal, but any deal. Any deal at all.
My guess is Chamberlin had exactly the same goal in mind when he returned from Munich. And we all know how that turned out.
Sorta like Iran thinks this is going to turn out:
“The US officials make boastful remarks and imagine that they can impose anything on the Iranian nation because they lack a proper knowledge of the Iranian nation.”
Also today, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said they have work to do.
The IRGC’s top commander in Tehran province, Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, told operating units undergoing drills in the capital that “they (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” according to Fars.
“And we will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world, specially those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists,” Kazzemeini said.
Yessiree … peace in our time!