Like Nixon opening trade relations with China, or the fall of the former Soviet Union, if this deal turns out to be another game-changer that defuses the kneejerk military reaction preferred by the MIC and Neocons everywhere, then Bravo to that!
Apart from Ms. Bennis using the canard that certain interests want Obama to fail–to thereby reinforce the idea of genuine polarity (rather than shared corporate interests) between the two major political parties, there’s also this:
“But at the end of the day it will be public opinion that matters. A Washington Post poll in the last days before the agreement found 59-percent support for a negotiated settlement — with 70 percent of liberals, two-thirds of Democrats, and at least 60 percent of independents and self-described “moderates” all supporting a deal. Even Republicans — divided more or less evenly — are far more supportive than their party’s war-boostering representatives in Congress.”
Public opinion didn’t mean shit to a tree when the Iraq war was triggered on the basis of fixed, as in fraudulent, evidence; and it didn’t matter when it came to bailing out the big banks, rather than homeowners.
As our nation slips deeper and deeper into covert fascism, tools of state insist that elections matter and public opinion factors into the calculus. Sure.