Trump’s policy towards Iran should, and can be, seen through the lens of one point Mr. Atcheson merely touches upon. It is a point which reveals our Newest Fearless Leader to be nothing more than the extortionist and " shake down artist " the world sees clearly, but America’s political class refuses to accept. And, by not acknowledging it and speaking out against it, they are acquiescing to it. Drawing this country’s moral compass into Trump’s real and only artistry; blatant theft and corruption, what mobsters call " the skim ". ATT, Novartis UAE …this Cohen list will grow like a watered weed. Jared & Honey Bunny’s will, too.
Trump’s main and consistent critique of the Iran deal ( what I’ve seen from 2016 to now ) is, we gave Iran their money back. We paid lnterest back on a broken contract that, of course, we didn’t intend to honor from the get-go. We broke Trump Rule No.1; stealing, extorting and robbing are only dishonorable when you do the right thing and return that which you stole. ( Especially egregiously so, when you have the backing of the biggest military machine the world has ever seen. Why have nukes if you can’t use them? )
" Why? ", bellows one of the biggest welchers and bullies ever, now residing south of Manhattan anyway.
By allowing this 5+1/Iran deal to live, and die, in the same orbit as the Typical Trump Transaction Doublecross, Congress has signed off on a whole new meaning for " caveat emptor ". The government endorsing the words and sentiment of, in your face beware, confounds the citizenry’s thinking about the social contract. Leading to who knows where and what, long term. But, it sure looks like a blind, dark alley with shady characters lurking about in the shadows. Ya know, where Trump & Co. do their best work.