September 3, 2014

U.S.-Iran 'Strategic Relationship' a Bad Bargain

Kim Holmes, The National Interest

The Associated Press

One of the lessons of statecraft is that mistakes tend to compound themselves. Good options disappear and bad ones proliferate. The hole is dug deeper because desperation convinces you to contemplate options that would never have been considered in better times.

This is what I fear may happen next in Iraq. Because we have so few good options, the Obama administration may think it’s time to start thinking about making a “grand bargain” with Iran over Iraq.

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TAGGED: Iran, Iraq, Barack Obama