Opinion – The U.S.-Israel divide on Iran – The Washington Post – John Gelmini

Barack Obama addressing a joint session of Con...

Barack Obama addressing a joint session of Congress (State of the Union-like) on the night of February 24, 2009. Standing in front of Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Given the amount of time which has elapsed between the start of negotiations with Iran and the present time, I agree with Dr Alf that the Obama negotiating tactics have failed and that new approaches designed to produce an acceptable deal more quickly are needed.

Donald Trump has lambasted Obama’s negotiating tactics with China and overall, so the Netanyahu government in Israel and the US Congress are right to take a new tack over the Iranian nuclear discussions because the evidence is that what has been tried up to now is failing.

Iran is suffering under the present sanctions, is economically weak, and should therefore be easy to pressure.

Obama and his hench-persons seem unable to grasp that fact and unable to press their advantage.

John Gelmini

Iran’s charm offensive on nuclear arms is a pointed test of Barack Obama’s resolve – Telegraph

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent, MUST READ article from the Telegraph.

via Iran’s charm offensive on nuclear arms is a pointed test of Barack Obama’s resolve – Telegraph.

Personally, I worry about President Obama’s strength as a leader and the decisiveness of his decision-making, given that he is supposed to be the most powerful man in the World.

But what especially worries me now  is that President Obama has reduced power in the second half of his second term, and will no doubt be looking to his legacy to history. In this regard, it’s worth mentioning that many people think that Obama should return his Nobel Peace prize.

Let me turn this to an open question:

What are the strengths, weaknesses and risks of alternative US policies with Iran?

Any thoughts?

 

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