Trump reportedly had to be talked out of killing the Iran deal each time he had to rubberstamp its renewal, so that's probably a consistent belief. But Pompeo will have to publicly adress lots of other issues as Sec. State, only to be contradicted by improvised Trump tweets.
How is this tweet still up? https://twitter.com/KatrinaPierson/status/160181303680040960http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/378085-trump-campaign-hires-katrina-pierson
Quote from: linus on March 13, 2018, 02:06:22 PMTrump reportedly had to be talked out of killing the Iran deal each time he had to rubberstamp its renewal, so that's probably a consistent belief. But Pompeo will have to publicly adress lots of other issues as Sec. State, only to be contradicted by improvised Trump tweets.even with a new batch of idiots, ideologues, and yes-men in his cabinet, i think trump's advisers will still have a tendency to push back against his dumb cartoon-thinking and fox news isms. once they're in those jobs they get plugged into policy in a real and concrete way, and the professionals below them show them the pros and cons of various options, and they gain some appreciation for what the good and bad moves would be. e.g., tearing up the iran deal would give iran a rock solid excuse to kick out inspectors and resume research we're concerned about, in return for... (wait for it) ... nothing. if trump is thinking he can bring back sanctions to pressure them into giving more, that is unlikely. the multilateral sanctions are gone, and there is no international political appetite for restoring them outside the treaty framework - especially not if it's based on a random, unilateral decision by trump. there is a mechanism under the treaty to make them "snap back", but it requires that Iran violate the treaty - which they haven't, even according to the trump administration - and it would need to be certified by 3/5 of US, UK, France, russia, and china; of whom I think the UK is the only one we might get to go along. lastly of course we could do unilateral sanctions, though those are ineffective, symbolic garbage that would only accomplish snubbing iran on the world stage and giving them an excuse to break the treaty.I think even shitty cabinet members can look at things like that and think "maybe we should slow down here".
Quote from: brugroffil on March 13, 2018, 04:02:04 PMhttps://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/973670786111295493https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty
I meant to predict this, but forgot to make the post
Quote from: RAFH on March 13, 2018, 04:25:18 PMQuote from: brugroffil on March 13, 2018, 04:02:04 PMhttps://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/973670786111295493https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_TreatyThe US isn't exactly known for keeping treaties. Is there a single treaty more than a year old we haven't broken?