Washington is infested with hotheads. WP editorial and op-ed writers are among them. They have lots of scoundrel media company. Promoting war makes it more likely. Body counts and vast destruction don't matter.
Nor for USA Today . It's post-Baghdad editorial headlined "How the US can win at nuclear poker with Iran," saying:
"There's an old poker saying that if you look around the table and can't figure out who the chump is, it's you. Too often in high-stakes negotiations with rogue states such as North Korea and Iran, the U.S. has looked a lot like the chump as it tried to curtail those nations' nuclear weapons programs."
"(O)nly a sucker could be confident that....Iran really, really means" what it says.
Scoundrel media report this way. Managed news duplicity substitutes for real news, opinion and analysis.
Media liars bear full responsibity. So does Washington for failure, not Iran. Tehran can't succeed without a willing partner. It hasn't had one in decades. It has the worst of all relationships now. Obama itches for more war post-election.
He feigns negotiations while planning it at the same time. Munich and Hitler's Non-Aggression Treaty with Soviet Russia come to mind. Washington and Israel are no different. Hawks in both countries are especially worrisome. They're bent on aggression and won't accept less.
In response on May 22, the Tehran Times headlined "Iran must take firm stance at Baghdad talks, saying:
For years, Iran "bravely resisted" unreasonable demands to halt its peaceful nuclear program. Tehran believes pursuing it is a legitimate right. It's "non-negotiatble."