Normal Things

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Jack Ohman)

In other news, the Biden administration is considering sanctions on Myanmar following a military coup that took place yesterday and overnight.

Meanwhile, a group of about 65 former Bush administration officials have announced they're leaving the GOP because of the way the party is responding to Trump's failed coup attempt.

Finally, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is signaling a willingness to return to the nuclear peace deal and what that might look like.

“There can be a mechanism to basically either synchronize it or coordinate what can be done,” Zarif told CNN in an interview, saying EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell “can ... sort of choreograph the actions that are needed to be taken by the United States and the actions that are needed to be taken by Iran.”

After one of Biden's advisers called on Iran to return to compliance and Iranian officials called on the U.S. to return to compliance, I was thinking it should be done at the same time. Do it at the same time and then no one has to move first. It's mildly childish that it will probably have to be that way, but it is what it is. Foreign policy is mostly symbolism.