Iran, a country small and weak — compared to the US — is the tail wagging the dog
Blessed are the peacemakers . . . well, make that the manipulators. If the matter were not so deadly serious, we would perversely sit back in our chairs and wax poetic about the political genius of the leadership in Iran.
Take this recent nuclear deal in context — in large context. In grand context. The deal is an absolute reversal of any logical, expected, rational turn of fortune.
Here is Iran, pretty strong in the Middle East, but a weakling compared to the United States of America. By every measure of population, economy, military strength, intellectual capital, cultural achievement, political maturity and religious integrity, Iran is a nothing compared to this country.