My initial takes, however, are:
Confirmation bias runs strong today.— Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) July 14, 2015
And, most seriously, war is always a lousy alternative and particularly in this case. Oh, and the US is not bargaining alone with Iran--the sanctions require international support and the deal involves other actors. Let's not forget those key aspects.I wonder if the US ever negotiated with authoritarian regimes before over nuclear wearpons.... I guess there is a first time for everything— Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) July 14, 2015
Oh and I posted on the initial deal here and here. I don't think my views will change much once I read more about the agreement (since I am aware of my own vulnerability to confirmation bias). Oh, and I don't give a rat's ass what Netanyahu says....