Meanwhile, I challenge the claim that "Obama" is 'making a deal to let Iran develop Nuclear weapons". The diplomatic initiative has been
going on for a long time and before the Obama administration. I'm no foreign policy brainiac, but it seems pretty obvious that the wise course
is to maintain a situation where you try to both limit what Iran develops and maintain the ability to verify what is going on.
Russia borders the north of Iran and it's a difficult course. I don't think you can turn Iran to glass without starting WWIII with Russia.
Then there is the fact that inside Iraq ...you have some of the most Western thinking people in that region. (mostly those who claim
Persian ethnicity). Iraq is not a hopeless case. They offered to help us viz the Taliban in 2002.
One thing for sure, I am not smart or informed enough to call it. The good news is we have masters in the State department.