Sheldon Richman Says Obama and Kerry Jeopardize Peace With Iran

White HouseWhite HousePresident Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry should make up their minds: Do they want war or peace with Iran? We should hope for peace, but Sheldon Richman believes Obama and Kerry make optimism difficult. Ideally, the Obama administration would simply exit the Middle East, taking all its military and economic aid with it. The U.S. government cannot micromanage events there, especially when it is no honest, neutral broker. But, this doesn't seem like it will happen anytime soon.


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