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Jonathan Bernstein

Republicans' Botched Iran Letter

Congress needs to be more active in making foreign policy, but the senators' letter to Iran showed Republicans' inability to offer any alternative.
Leading the way: Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

Leading the way: Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Liberals today are outraged about an open letter 47 Republican senators have written to Iran (as reported by Bloomberg View’s Josh Rogin). It is intended to spike negotiations over Iranian nuclear ambitions by claiming the agreement won’t last beyond Barack Obama’s presidency.

I’m of two minds on this one.