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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 01:19 PM

Obama, others warned Trump that pulling out of Iran nuke deal could lead to war

By Dan De Luce

WASHINGTON To supporters of the Iran nuclear deal, it's no surprise that President Donald Trump is now facing a potential war with Iran.

Long before Trump was elected, advocates of the nuclear agreement including then-President Barack Obama, French President Emmanuel Macron and others had argued that abandoning the accord carried grave risks that could lead to an armed conflict.

"So let's not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon," Obama said in a speech in 2015 defending the deal before a congressional vote.

Trump as a candidate vowed to dump what he called "the worst deal ever" and he made good on his promise in 2018. A year later, Trump is openly discussing the pros and cons of bombing Iran

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/obama-others-warned-trump-pulling-out-iran-nuke-deal-could-n1020461

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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 01:32 PM

1. Talking to rump is exactly the same as talking to a 7 year old.

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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 02:01 PM

2. Exactly what Bolton & his neocon ilk were looking for

The Iran Deal brokered by the Obama administration had been viewed by them as an unfortunate pretext for peace and stability. And who needs that? Tear it up, trigger an economic crisis, and exacerbate the situation with sanctions. And of course, provide Iran with a motive for resuming their nuclear weapons program. What better scenario for setting up another war in the Middle East? It would appear that not much was learned from the Iraq fiasco. This entire situation was preventable. Trump wanted to be seen as strong and decisive, but the world can now see him for what he is -- weak and indecisive. And dangerous as well.

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