My congratulations to politico.com\’s Michael Crowley for his excellent analysis of how Barack Obama\’s Middle East policy is being viewed by various factions.  It is evenhanded, informational and generally well worth reading.

But oh, those last few paragraphs.  What an exercise in delusion.

Here they are.  I think you\’ll see what I mean:

“There\’s a sense that the only view worth having on the Middle East is the long view,” said the State Department official. “We\’ve painfully seen that good can turn to bad and bad can turn to good in an instant, which might be a sobriety worth holding on to at moments like this.”

The official offered a hopeful note, adding that a nuclear deal with Iran – which some reports say could come as soon as Sunday – could be a turning point for the region.

“The truth is, you can dwell on Yemen, or you can recognize that we\’re one agreement away from a game-changing, legacy-setting nuclear accord on Iran that tackles what every one agrees is the biggest threat to the region,” the official said.

I can certainly see why the “State Department official” did not provide his name. 

Anyone who thinks it would be game-changing and legacy-setting to cut a deal – even a deal that is excellent on paper – with the leaders of a terrorist-supporting country which never bothers to honor any part of any deal it makes, is living in Delusionville.  

And anyone who expects that Barack Obama and John Kerry are capable of cutting an excellent deal with any country\’s leaders is living in Delusionville\’s geographic center.

Incidentally, if you use the link I\’ve provided and read Mr. Crowley\’s entire article – which I very much hope you do – be sure to read the comments as well.  Politico usually tilts appreciably to the Democrat side of things and, generally speaking, draws likeminded commenters.  But the abject mess Barack Obama and his cronies have made of the Middle East is too much even for them. 

Check it and see for yourself.

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