This week, President Obama recorded a message to update the people of a certain Middle Eastern country about the progress of the nuclear arms talks with Iran. (If you guessed “Israel” following the re-election of Netanyahu, you’re dreaming.) Mr. Obama sent it to Iran. He said “hardliners” were the most significant threat to an agreement, but he wasn’t talking about the mullahs. I wonder who the president had in mind?
Not to worry, though. Mr. Obama said Ayatollah Khameini has issued a fatwa saying that nuclear weapons are un-Islamic, so I suppose we can trust the “Death to America, Death to Israel” fanatics running Iran to stop their pursuit of the bomb forthwith.
That being the case, we might as well end the negotiations right now. After all, there’s nothing left to negotiate. Mr. Obama trusts Iran to keep its word. So should the rest of us.