When the time comes for those discussions, the job done in the coming period through the entire voting process could make a major contribution to the discussions between Israel and the United States.
On the most basic level, the more grossly clear just how grave the situation is going to be in the wake of the deal the more amenable the United States will be for more “generous” arrangements.
To be clear: support for the Iran deal pretty much from day one reverted to the “what’s the alternative” fallback argument. An excuse that implicitly concedes that it is not, a priori, a good deal.
The battle today is hardly just to upgrade the “offsetting”.
This is an opportunity to ratchet up America’s position on various aspects of Iranian activity – including measures against these activities.
And, of course, this is the time to set the stage so that it is possible to maximize whatever can be derived from this terrible deal.
Finally, this is absolutely not the time for opponents of the Iran deal to engage in open criticism of the performance of team members.
Not while the ball is, most certainly, still in play
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