When I first read this article I was tempted to think that Robin Wright had gone over to "the dark side" as Vice President Cheney calls it. A closer inspection reveals that she is actually compiling a list of the current "group think" among the Jacobins and their auxiliaries.
It is quite egregious for the Jacobins to argue that Iran has not responded to a diplomatic effort in which carrots and sticks have been offered. What carrots? Whenever Rice or Satterfield talk about diplomacy on Television we are treated to a vision of glowering bluster demanding Iranian compliance in Iraq. Period!!!
Our "negotiating" strategy toward Iran is nothing but a demand for their surrender. Period!! How Middle Eastern we have become in so short a time.
The AEI types that Wright mentions are consistent in the fullness of their fantasy life just as they were before Iraq.
This is log-rolling. Don’t be rolled. pl