March 7, 2014

NOT FLATTERING: How Iran’s Rulers See Obama. “Iran’s rulers are watching Obama lurch from crisis to crisis, and they’re not impressed. Indeed, if this cartoon is a window into their thinking, it’s a safe bet that Tehran is already planning to walk away from the ‘interim’ deal now that it has loosened the global sanctions that had been crimping Iran’s economy.”

Related: Russia Blows Past Obama’s ‘Off Ramp.’

Plus: Charles Krauthammer: The Wages Of Weakness. Obama cares about consolidating Democratic power domestically. He’s not interested in what happens abroad, except to the extent it impacts that. And now that he’s been re-elected, he has more flexibility.

UPDATE: 2012 Is Calling to Get Its Naive Belief That Russia Is Not a Threat Back.