WaPo reports: President Trump was livid. Why, he asked his advisers in mid-July, should he go along with what he considered the failed Obama-era policy toward Iran and prop up an international nuclear deal he saw as disastrous?
He was incensed by the arguments of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and others that the landmark 2015 deal, while flawed, offered stability and other benefits. He did not want to certify to Congress that the agreement remained in the vital U.S. national security interest and that Iran was meeting its obligations. He did not think either was true.
By Pogo, a Trail Mix Contributor
This, folks, is what we got. What possible benefit could having the ability to monitor Iran’s nuclear program and discuss concerns with our colleagues in the deal have? Hmmmm. I really hope that brain of his is as good as he says, all appearances to the contrary.
(BTW, he’s bluffing)
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