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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:45 PM

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Great article, I missed it on my first look at news this morning. I'm going to expand a bit as NYT is behind a paywall for some of our members.

K&R and thank you for posting

How to Stop the March to War With Iran
Congress, Europe and business leaders can stand in John Bolton’s way.

By Wendy R. Sherman
Ms. Sherman is the former under secretary of state for political affairs.

May 15, 2019

snip.....lots more at the link, the copied text is the author's closing

Finally, it is crucial that the news media in the United States and elsewhere continue its crusade for the facts about what is going on with Iran. We cannot repeat the days before the Iraq war when even many of our most reliable news outlets repeated and amplified what was, in fact, a flimsy case for war.

It’s quite possible that none of these actions will halt John Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, in his long-held ambition for regime change in Iran, by force of arms if necessary. And maybe even Mr. Trump sees promise in a “wag the dog” strategy in the run-up to the 2020 election, rallying his supporters around a “wartime” president. But a military conflict with Iran would have historic negative consequences for America’s national security, economy and standing in the world. We cannot just let it happen.

Wendy R. Sherman is a professor and the director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the former under secretary of state for political affairs, lead negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal, and the author of “Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power and Persistence.”

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