But -- as the Wikileaks disclosures make clear -- Israeli concessions have (and had) nothing at all to do with stopping Iran. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries wanted Iran crushed -- as King Abdullah put it, "cut off the head of the snake" -- period.
Let me repeat: Obama knew all along that Israeli concessions had nothing to do with stopping Iran's march to nuclear weapons. Yet he persisted in linking the two, even though it raised the risk of an atomic conflagration that could engulf the world.
And, in typical Jimmy Carter 2.0 fashion, he overly trusted the Russians, trading our defense shield for aid in cajoling Iran from Russia that never materialized. Who exactly are you trying to help, Barry? The free world does not appear to be it.