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Trump, hostage to Bolton and Pompeo, Pleads with Iran to call and Rescue Him

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The frequent about-faces and erratic pronouncements of Trump are enough to discourage anyone from engaging in diplomacy with him, much less a proud country like Iran that feels the US has repeatedly intervened in its affairs, even to the point of overthrowing its government in 1953.

Trump is stuck.

Worse, we're stuck with Trump at the helm of the foreign policy of the world's sole superpower. He actually casually talked about war with Iran. God help us.

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Financial Times: "Donald Trump tells Iran to call him"

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Juan Cole is an American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia.  He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment (more...)
 

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