The Obama administration has been, it has been suggested, anxious to get a deal with Iran over the Iranian nuclear weapons program.
But the World has become a lot more complex in the past few months.
Troops from Iran, as well as Iranian military officers, have assisted the Iraqis in attempting to regain Tikrit from ISIS control, apparently without notice to us. Iran is becoming the dominant force in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen.
Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and other Sunni Arab states are asking for a solution because they do not welcome the domination of the Middle East by Shiite Iran. An unlikely coalition with Israel, but they seem to want the same things.
Now Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el Sisi, appears for a major interview with Bret Baier. He is saying everything that we would want him to be saying while asking for military aid. Baier, for Fox News, had some technical difficulties with the interview this evening- but tune into Fox at 10p (EDT) on Friday for a special report. El Sisi is willing to speak against JIhad and seek a coalition with moderate Islam. This appears to be a major news item. Bret Baier is part of the hard news side of the house and is, I believe, a straight arrow (or as Fox calls it, fair and balanced). I can tell you that I will be listening to Fox this week.
Pay attention, Mr President. You may be able to get what you want without Iran. You may turn out to be on the wrong side of history (again), if you don't pay attention here.
It seems to me that there is a real opportunity here for stability (?) in the Middle East if we back the right players. As the saying goes, I may be wrong, but I am not far from it.