Steve Chapman: Netanyahu's Impossible Dream

Arms control tends to bring out unwarranted panic and fury, and Netanyahu is squarely in that tradition.



Benjamin Netanyahu came to the U.S. Capitol Tuesday and offered an idea so simple and brilliant that everyone in the White House must have felt dumb for not thinking of it. His alternative to the imperfect deal the U.S. may strike with Iran? A perfect deal.

It was fitting that the Israeli prime minister made reference to the HBO series Game of Thrones, because fantasy pervaded his address. He thinks of negotiations as a process by which one side gets everything it wants and the other side gets nothing, writes Steve Chapman.