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What if the Iran Deal Was a Mistake?
Slate, by Joshua Keating

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Posted By:garnet, 2/6/2018 8:04:46 AM

On May 15, 2015, just a few months before the U.S. and other world powers signed a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama convened what was to be a high-profile meeting of Middle East leaders at Camp David. King Salman of Saudi Arabia, however, was a no-show. King Hamad of Bahrain elected to go to a horse show in the U.K. instead. The elderly rulers of Oman and the UAE also stayed home, citing health concerns. This was widely seen as a snub by leaders deeply angered by the soon-to-be-signed nuclear deal and an overall sense that the Obama administration was shifting politically toward Tehran.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toledo, 2/6/2018 8:24:07 AM     (No. 11535183)

Duh!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 2/6/2018 8:28:03 AM     (No. 11535186)

If you have to ask if the Iran Deal was a ´dud´ then you wouldn´t understand if I explained it to you.
Sit right down and I´ll explain, YES.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/6/2018 8:36:46 AM     (No. 11535197)

This article is a blinding glimpse of the obvious.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/6/2018 8:51:30 AM     (No. 11535211)

Next you are going to tell me the sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: philsner, 2/6/2018 8:59:46 AM     (No. 11535219)

Ya think?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: laotzu, 2/6/2018 9:03:02 AM     (No. 11535223)

Wow, the press at the time completely buried the story the no western-friendly leader in the Middle East had no confidence in the Big 0. That´s the real story here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribald1, 2/6/2018 9:19:32 AM     (No. 11535239)

#6 it was in the news back then.
There were many articles written about it.
Might not have been on TV as it was not entertaining information though.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: joew9, 2/6/2018 9:45:04 AM     (No. 11535265)

No mistake for Obama. He got exactly what he wanted. A soon to be nuclear radical Islam.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 2/6/2018 9:58:11 AM     (No. 11535284)

How are liberals/lefties who go to all these fancy schools such incredible DULLARDS??

D’uh.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 2/6/2018 10:38:39 AM     (No. 11535322)

"What if"?? Are they kidding or are they actually this clueless?

It was obvious as hell from the beginning that this gave the Iranians all that they wanted and screwed us over entirely.

Valerie Jarrett was raised in Iran by her America-hating Communist parents, and is clearly a serious Iran-lover and America hater, pulling The Zero´s strings, and The Zero was a jihadi supporter, so they made a deal that both could love.

Bad deal, should be scrapped.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: watashiyo, 2/6/2018 10:47:17 AM     (No. 11535332)

With the Iranians holding a key position in the Doorknob Hussein´s administration, this was a done deal. Abedin and Val prostituted themselves to influence Doorknob, Hillary, Kerry, and the rest of Keystone cops in Washington. Doorknob was too Dumb to be dealing with a daily complicated issues at the WH. Over half of voting American, in drunken stupor, voted for this nobody who may have left a legacy of permanent social and economic damage to this country.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MissMann, 2/6/2018 11:04:08 AM     (No. 11535347)

Pallets of gold to Iran...what could go wrong?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 2/6/2018 11:19:59 AM     (No. 11535357)

Skip to the last paragraph, then don´t bother to read the rest. The writer is an idiot:

"The current administration is probably a lost cause, but if a future president wants to take productive lessons from the Obama era, it’s that we should give up on the idea that we can pivot away from the Middle East or that one deal—even a deal to prevent a aggressive power from acquiring a nuclear weapon—should take precedence over all other issues."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cheeflo, 2/6/2018 11:33:32 AM     (No. 11535373)

What if?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/6/2018 2:12:47 PM     (No. 11535495)

No mistake. If eradicating Israel is the goal, who better to use than Iran?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: strike3, 2/6/2018 4:19:01 PM     (No. 11535636)

Great excerpt, #13. If you are a terrorist nation with nuclear weapons that you are itching to use there ARE no other issues. It´s checkmate.

Joshua must be the Juan Williams of Slate magazine.

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