In dealing with Iran, let skepticism carry the day

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  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Nov. 17, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    Seems like our president is sort of hiding when it comes to foreign policy.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Nov. 15, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    Sometimes we just can't stand the French. They are independent. They want to do things their own way. It's like they think they are a sovereign nation or something crazy like that.

    But then a situation like this comes along. We see that having a friendly nation that is not in lock step with us can have significant advantages diplomatically. Other nations may not talk with us but they will with the French (too independent to be our lapdog). And voila. There is a solution at hand.

    No matter how things turn out with Iran on this particular deal, it would be well for us to recall that the French are a sometimes frustrating but still very useful ally. But they demand to be our ally, not our servant.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Merci, Mr. Fabius. Once again, France saves the USA. LaFayette would be pleased.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    It's ironic; not long ago we were rolling our eyes at any and all things French. Remember 'freedom fries'? Anyway yes, let's be skeptical. But not so much that we simply become obstinate.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    I am glad to see that some of the European Union countries seem to be concerned about Iran and nuclear weapons. After all Iran is much closer to them, than the U.S. And those weapons would be in range of Europe much easier than they would be on this side of the Atlantic. Maybe there is a silver lining in Obama seeming to be weak in dealing with this problem. In the past, the Europeans have been quite happy for the U.S. to take the lead and spend the blood and money to deal with things like this. Now, they are seeing a less take charge and lead from the front President. Maybe they know that depending upon the U.S. is not guaranteed anymore. Some will say this is good, some will say this a bad new trend, of leading from behind. All I know is, after over 10 years and two wars, our military needs a break.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Nov. 15, 2013 7:44 a.m.

    Based on the Islamic teaching of Taqiyya and the prescriptions in their holy books (e.g. Quran 3:28) we should always assuming the Iranians are being deceitful when dealing with the West.

    It’s sad indeed that in the 21st century, when global peace is necessary for our continued flourishing, we are having to deal with religious ideologies that effectively subvert the better angels of our nature.