If the president wanted to give Iran nuclear weapons, how would he act differently? It’s a silly question. An executive order, obviously. No, these talks have been an attempt to show the mullahs that the bad old days of cowboy swagger are over. Surely they must think:
The United States, once so arrogant and powerful, is now a whimpering wet whelp on its back with its throat exposed, begging for an agreement. What strange newfound respect we have for them! Let us concede things that we might enter into this wonderful new concord of eunuchs.
Sure. That’s how it works.
The treaties …