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Con-man (elected by rubes-wanting-2-be-conned) . . *PIC*
Posted By: LongGone
Date: Sunday - June 10,2018 09:36
. . . by right-of-Trump George Will:
“. . . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has listed 12 “basic requirements” Iran must fulfill to avoid “the strongest sanctions in history” — assuming, perhaps fancifully, that Russia, China and other nations will tug their forelocks and comply with Trump administration ukases. Pompeo’s demands include halting all uranium enrichment and development of ballistic missiles, openness to unfettered inspectors, ending aid to terrorists and the Houthi rebels in Yemen, withdrawing Iran’s troops from Syria, and behaving neighborly toward its neighbors. It would have been fun — a maraschino cherry atop Pompeo’s sundae of a dozen demands — if he had included a 13th: Iranians must become Methodists.
Pompeo presented his demands as “shifts in Tehran’s policies.” In fact, they are more akin to asking a leopard not merely to change its spots, but to become a vegetarian. Perhaps Pompeo is mimicking his master.
The “art of the deal,” according to the supposed Rembrandt of this art (a six-time bankrupt), seems to be this: Ask for the universe, settle for one of Jupiter’s minor moons, claim that the moon is actually the center of the universe and was the real goal all along, and that only he — not Metternich, not Kissinger — could have plucked this flower, safety, from the nettle, danger.”
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