As John Limbert, a former U.S. hostage in Iran, has observed, Iran sees America as “belligerent, sanctimonious, Godless and immoral, materialistic, calculating, bullying, exploitive, arrogant and meddling.
America, in turn, sees Iran as “devious, mendacious, fanatical, violent and incomprehensible.”
Well, at least there is some clarity. I agree with Roger that the Iranians are playing cat and mouse about nuclear weapons. And I think Obama understands that too. So let’s make sure that they know where the line is that they cannot cross. Roger Cohen thinks they know that. Good. Time for a glass of wine.