And so we're getting the Democrats VS Iran "kill brown Islamic people" war we were promised by Hillary.
Racist islamophobic nutcase Democrats.
You might want to take a brief look at history. You know, like which party invaded Iraq twice, or installed a dictator in Iran, that sort of thing. You know, facts...
Calling this a tough situation is an understatement.
So what I want to do is neither defend Biden, or attack your nonsense.
There are layers to this, a bunch of them. We are allied to the Sunni, Iran is Shia. That's a mistake, but it's one we've been doing since before anyone here was born. Even me, and I can remember dinosaurs.
Odds are, we approached Iran, and they weren't feeling cooperative. So we responded to their action.
Iran has about a million reasons to hate us, and they're basically all really good reasons. Most never knew how hard it was to get Iran to cut a deal over the nuke situation. But despite the hard work and skill, the timing was lucky. Most of the time, Iran has been too pissed. I suspect they may have gone back to being too pissed.
That's the thing with diplomacy, it has to be done in private. Premature disclosure would have killed nearly every agreement we've ever made, and there are thousands of them.
As a rule, a military attack does not move things towards a diplomatic resolution. But the middleast is a tangled mess, and after Trump thinking Iran is pissed is a very safe bet.
Biden will have the dipcorp keep talking to Iran, who knows, we might get lucky again.
But getting back to where we were before Trump will take time. Some of it will take decades, some of it will never happen, and it's not going to be clear when you start if it will be months, years, decades or never.
But I am just as glad right now I am not a diplomat. Trump gutted the State Dept, and now they have more on their plate than at any time since the end of the post WW2 era. Which was, to be completely arbitrary, about 1960.