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Stuart Rose, on Jonathan Tobin:

You know, as the secretary and the others have said, when the Iranians unclench that fist, there will be a hand waiting to greet them.

Yikes! And we thought Condi Rice uttered some mealy mouthed statements. Do Obama and Clinton really believe the mullahs are basically petulant children, angry little boys who might, after a period of bluster — and funding terrorism (say, 30 years), be coaxed to negotiate in good faith by the promise of friendship with the U.S., just as North Korea is planning Iran’s welcome to the rogue nuclear club party?

One question for all those who were so high on Hilary, seeing her appointment as a sign that a tough-minded “realism” might characterize Obama’s foreign policy: What honestly, strongly held foreign-policy beliefs of hers did she sacrifice in order to be Secretary of State? Now, if she really is capable of putting her principles above her ambition, she will not rule out the possibility of resigning if Obama does nothing more vis-a-vis Iran than play a solo version of the European 3 who spent years being amiably hoodwinked by Tehran.



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