Peter Brookes

While it’s long been questioned whether Team Obama really has “all options on the table” to prevent Iran from going nuclear — including a U.S. military strike — Team Netanyahu clearly still does.

Observers are nervous that Washington is planning to cut a “feel-good” deal with Tehran, allowing for some diplomatic happy dancing, a declaration of “peace in our time!” and title to a long-elusive foreign policy victory.

But while the White House insists a preliminary, short-term deal with Iran — one that might lead to a more comprehensive, long-term deal later on — will avoid an undesirable war, in fact that may not be the case at all.


Peter Brookes

Peter Brookes is a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and a former deputy assistant secretary of defense.
 
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