“And nascent democracies in which Iran takes a deep interest do not have a very promising track record and wont as long as we dont have the stomach to confront Iran serious”
Agreed again. The problem seems to be that at least for the past 8 years, and frankly, I think for the past 30 or so, the power elite in this country hasn’t had a clue what they are dealing with when it comes to Mohammedans and Mohammedanism. Its not like they haven’t been told or haven’t had the resources, human or otherwise, to become educated. They have simply refused and assumed that American exceptionalism and a sort of odd kumbayism would carry us through. Its arrogant and dangerous. The arrogant part I only care about to the extent that it is dangerous for us because it blinds this country to reality.
” and wont as long as we dont have the stomach to confront Iran serious
“The Art of Diplomacy is saying “Nice doggie” whilst looking for a rock.”
We have not been very artful!