I read with interest Jay Bookman’s “Iran deal is just like health care,” Opinion, April 23. In this column, Bookman described how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson changed his position on the Iran nuclear deal. In his report to Congress, Secretary Tillerson stated the Iran nuclear deal is “working as designed.” Later he changed this assessment to better reflect President Trump’s position. Bookman compared this to what he termed ‘the Obamacare Conundrum,’ to admit that the Iran nuclear deal is working is to give President Obama credit for getting it right.
Drawing a hard line with Iran, Syria, and North Korea, the administration buys time to wait for some slip-up by one of these three sovereign nations. I can’t help but feel that President Trump wishes to be a wartime president. If only he could get his Gulf of Tonkin incident.
DAVE FEDACK, DOUGLASVILLE