Those TV commercials emphasizing the word “and” rather than “or” are the key to understanding the basic proposition in the current P5+1 negotiations with Iran.
In the commercials, ecstatic consumers prefer to get x and y, as opposed to getting x or y. If it costs the same, who wouldn’t? Certainly, it’s what Iran would prefer, in the current series of humorously named “negotiations”: relief from sanctions, and the opportunity to continue preparing for a nuclear breakout, with as few concessions to the P5+1 or a UN monitoring program as possible. Ideally, there would be another “and” in the mix: Continue reading “Get real: With Obama and Iran, It’s Deal AND No Deal”