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Old 10-05-2017, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Davian93 View Post
So much for the Iran deal...https://www.washingtonpost.com/ampht...&ICID=ref_fark

What a fucking idiot.
Much like with the cognitive dissonance between Trump and Tillerson on North Korea, the contrast between Trump and Mattis on Iran is very odd. Either his lieutenants are trying to publicly nudge/shame him into doing the right thing, or this is a excruciatingly clumsy version of the old good cop/bad cop routine.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/w...eal-trump.html

Here's hoping that this is just Trump's way of trying to back Iran into a corner and agree to some last second concessions, but this sort of diplomatic brinkmanship is both embarrassing and dangerously stupid. We talk a lot (heck even Corker recently said as much) about how perhaps Mattis and Kelly are the only thing standing between us and Trump running completely amok, but if Mattis can't stop Trump from reneging on this deal then it becomes increasingly difficult to see how our Praetorian Guardsmen are having any discernible effect, and if the only reason that they are sticking around is simply because Trump knows that no one else would agree to take any of these jobs.
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