Over at Outside the Beltway, Doug Mataconis comments (wisely) on Ted Koppel’s column on Iran. He concludes:
Leaving the Reagan criticism aside, though, I think Koppel’s overall point is largely correct. Thirty years after the hostages came home, we still haven’t figured out how to deal with Iran.
One core issue is, I believe, that Iran was playing against us, and Carter was playing against the Republican Party.