Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Larison: The Stupidity Of Reneging On The Iran Nuclear Deal

Withdrawing from the JCPOA is a huge unforced error and self-inflicted wound whose full costs we won’t realize until later, and it represents a serious setback to the cause of nonproliferation. Trump is walking away from a deal that got the U.S. almost everything it wanted at virtually no cost, and he is doing it mainly because it allows him to repudiate his predecessor’s work. It is a perfect example of putting petty self-interest and pique ahead of the interests of the United States, and it has absolutely nothing to do with putting America first.
And on top of that, we screw over Iranian moderates yet again.
Seriously, whenever I meet someone from Iran I expect them to hate us...but none of them I've met actually have. Though obviously Iranians in the U.S. are not a representative sample.
I'd probably hate us.


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