Mr. Luce on President Obama’s Iran Negotiation: the failure to confront the idea and practice of the multilateral and the unilateral

Call Mr. Luce a dramaturge that can’t resist the temptation of producing melodrama instead of it’s more virtuous sibling. The first paragraph of his essay posits the notions of: The multilateral Iran negotiations as being Obama’s biggest foreign policy gamble, the president ignores domestic opposition, read the notorious Cotton letter signed by 47 Republican Senators, allied to near unanimous Middle East dissent, this locution a stand in for Israel and it’s domestic political allies, AIPAC etc. The first paragraph leads to the second that includes these gems, I paraphrase: the political notion that President Bush tried to impose ‘democracy’ at the point of a gun, instead of another American colony/outpost  and that President Obama is his sub rosa ally. The Luce political schizophrenia is on full display, as the remainder of the essay is a grudging recognition of  President Obama’s political wisdom, although Mr. Luce makes his judgement out of an all pervasive negativity.

Political Realist

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