[ANEESH RAMAN, CNN]:
“Not since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and the ensuing capture of American hostages has Iran so dominated world affairs. That’s why Iran’s President can’t seem to hold back a smile. A country once bordered by two enemies: Saddam’s Iraq and the Taliban’s Afghanistan. A country that over the years methodically built alliances with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas sees right now as its defining moment. One with Iran as the superpower in the Middle East. If there was any doubt, add in an Iraq that appears falling apart and suggestions the U.S. should talk to Tehran.”
But timing is everything and the U.S. must now decide what is a greater threat:
Iraq in chaos or a nuclear Iran?