- Dec 2018
- New England
There’s value in turning to Hamd’s widow and saying “your husband’s life meant something, and we weren’t willing to turn a diplomatically blind eye to his murder in order to achiieve a ‘higher’ objective.”Sure, for voters who tend to live in the moment and don't care to bother to even try to look past their own noses, so to speak, quite seemingly apparent like Trump.
Meanwhile, Iranians who either hold power in Iran or who have influence over Iran's foreign policy certainly realize that Trump's tenure will either probably end in a year from now, or end in five years from now at most. And they most certainly realize that the US has largely isolated itself regarding its approach towards Iran, which is quite unlike the period of time leading up to the JCPOA agreement. And as unilateral US sanctions linger on, the effects of those economic sanctions on Iran will likely reach a maximum effect and then potentially become less effective, as sanctions typically do, especially unilateral sanctions. So, those Iranians in power or with influence over Iran's foreign policy can-and possibly will-chose to look past their noses and just wait out Trump, for the most part. And when Trump is eventually out of office, and with a wave of that new president's hand, sanctions on Iran could be-and likely would be-lifted and a new long term thinking US foreign policy emerge regarding Iran, particularly since Trump simply doesn't have majority support among Americans regarding his approach towards Iran. And then the Americans who don't live in the moment and do tend to purposely look past their noses can then turn to those Americans who do Iive in the moment and don't care to look past their noses and simply say, "Don't say I didn't tell you so, that year or those years ago."
Some things cannot be allowed to stand.