Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Gaff gaff gaff. This is just smart policy.
Leverage against Iran requires at least some kind of realistic threat of military action.
Iran knows we're not going to attack them directly. Nobody else in the region is capable of doing the job. Not to mention, who else in the neighborhood could you trust more with this kind of firepower?
No good can come of negotiating with them from a position of complete weakness.
Negotiating from weakness? You are saying the US is weak? What are you saying exactly?