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The West held all the aces – and lost

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is so, the pictures in the July 14th “Jerusalem Post,” on page one of both the first and second sections, of an utterly jubilant Mohammed Zarif, says it all. In the Six Power-Iran talks the side with all the aces lost and the side whose hand consisted entirely of jokers, won.

It only remains, now, for President Obama’s “victory” declaration. He needn’t bother his speech writers. He can use Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s words on returning to London from Munich in 1938, or, if he prefers, President Clinton’s television appearance after the “historic” agreement made by the feckless West with North Korea in 1994.

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