The idea that any treaty between the U.S. and Iran, signed prior to the Iranian Revolution that brought the ayatollahs to power, would remain in effect today is laughable. Iran’s theocrats have abrogated that pact many times over.
In yesterday’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump cast Iran as the bad guy. This was unnecessary, since by its own actions, Iran does a pretty good job of assuming the role all on its own.
Though concrete evidence of North Korean denuclearization still is lacking, Secretary of State Pompeo is optimistic. But amid nuclear scares on the Korean peninsula, there’s some good news being lost in the shuffle.
The U.N meets in NYC this week and critics fear the president’s brash brand of diplomacy. But with threats from Iran, DPRK and others, the watching world still knows it faces bigger dangers than Trump’s manners.
The call to arms against Syria raises two questions: is it moral, and is it legal? Without wading into the murky waters of the War Powers Resolution, a conversation all its own, I believe it would be both.