Trump now determines who may and who may not become an envoy to his court.
The situation is further complicated by the fact that Washington doesn't seem to be of one mind concerning the aims it is actually pursuing in Iran. Regime change, as national security adviser John Bolton has in mind?
America’s hand is too strong.
Washington’s hardening with regard to Iran ... is happening within the larger context of U.S. withdrawal, both from the Middle East and the rest of the world.
The recent discussion over our national anthem is also part of the pathetic image that we project.