Read this incisive article. Does anyone with any sense really believe that our “deal” with Iran will do anything of consequence in slowing its progress toward acquiring nuclear weapons? Its effectual truth is to make things easier for Iran on the sanctions front and the international “legitimacy” front. Meanwhile, it surely has made Israel more desperate, convinced that it has no choice but to go it alone—and soon. If one of our goals is to keep other nations from engaging in recklessly self-destructive behavior, hasn’t our president “sent the wrong message” about our nation’s intentions—not only to Iran and Israel but to all the other relevant nations? In general, I admit to being pretty clueless about what to do in the Middle East. But what not to do is sometimes very clear.