Drezner and Farley had a good few tweets on this:
What this deal won't stop Iran from doing: 1) Threaten Israel 2) Arm proxies 3) Repress Iranians. What no #IranDeal was gonna do: see above.
— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) April 3, 2015
@dandrezner I would amend and add "What no #seriesofheavyairstrikesonIran was going to do: see above"I cannot help but think that Netanyahu's opposition made it easier for the Iranians to accept. "If Bibi hates this deal that much, it cannot be that bad for us." And to be clear, it is not just the American right wing that is opposed to this agreement--the Iranians have their own hardliners. Netanyahu's tantrums in the US demonstrate that Obama was independent from Israel, which removes something that might taint the deal too much for the Iranians. So, thanks, Bibi, for being the bad cop.
— Robert Farley (@drfarls) April 3, 2015