David Faris – “As Congress takes on Iran Deal, it should Remember its Iraq Blunder” | Informed Comment

 

“America desperately needs to get over both its fixation on bad Iranian behavior, the memories of past betrayals and most of all, the reflexive impulse to treat even mundane Iranian foreign policy moves as part of a grand plan to dominate the Middle East. Iran is hardly the only Gulf country funding proxies in Syria and Yemen or meddling in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As the Iranians love to point out, there is only one nuclear power in the Middle East, and it is a country currently in unapologetic violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions and conducting a more or less permanent occupation of a neighbor’s territory. Iranian pleas to negotiate a nuclear-free Middle East have been completely ignored, because the Israelis get to do as they please, bad behavior and all, and no one pretends that there is much to be done about it.”

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David Faris – “As Congress takes on Iran Deal, it should Remember its Iraq Blunder” | Informed Comment

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