Obama’s plea to Iran is reminiscent of LBJ’s persuasion tactics with Ho Chi Minh when Johnson confidently predicted to his press secretary, Bill Moyers, “… old Ho can’t turn me down.”
Like Johnson, Obama believes that his deal-making is superior to others. What did we get in return for removing missile defense from Poland in an attempt to “reset” relations with Russia? What did we get in return for establishing relations with Cuba? What did we get in return for the Bowe Bergdahl trade? I am beginning to think the president is fond of getting rolled on the international stage.