There is never a sound answer for this. The only obvious reason that the deal is not in the national interest is because the deal did not originate with all things Trump.
The Iran nuclear deal was negotiated under the Obama Administration to the ire of Trump’s insistence that he, and only he, can make great deals.
“My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward,” he writes. “I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing to get what I’m after. Sometimes I settle for less than I sought, but in most cases I still end up with what I want.”
Surely there are some parallels between making business deals and foreign policy making. Most would find it agreeable that foreign policy has much farther reaching ramifications for the broader society as a whole — with implications that emphatically conclude destruction and the loss of life.
A diverse country whose vast resources and influence in the world isn’t dependent on jingoistic foreign policies to sustain such status. Nor should it be.
It should seek to influence mankind, not by heavy artillery, but by good example and wise counsel. It should see its highest glory, not in battles won, but in wars prevented. It should be so invariably just and fair, so trustworthy, so good tempered, so conciliatory, that other nations would instinctively turn to it as their mutual friend and the natural adjuster of their differences, thus making it the greatest preserver of the world’s peace. __Carl Schurz
What’s wrong with that?
A coerced deal is not a good deal. In fact, a coerced deal will likely result in the deal being broken, at some point. Such deals will only create further distrust and sow bad will.
Deals are really predicated on trust and goodwill, and not just on its charming pretext.
A great deal is not premised on the concepts of white privilege or white supremacy.
A good deal avoids a win-lose situation regardless of who is on the losing side. A win-win situation is not only always preferable, it is decidedly sustainable.
It makes parties receptive to future negotiations.
It is built on compromise — primarily letting go of false pretenses, ill-will, biases and prejudices.
It is dependent on cooperation, dialogue, and goodwill.
President Trump’s lexicon is devoid of such logic and contemplation. His record on deal making in all likelihood is merely a Mathew Effect and on average his success in business or deal making are sub par by Wall Street and Main Street standards.
“Our country needs a truly great leader, and we need a truly great leader now,” Trump said. “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’”
“I always go into the deal anticipating the worst,” he writes. “If you plan for the worst — if you can live with the worst — the good will always take care of itself.”
When confronted with a stupid individual you are completely at his mercy. Because the stupid person’s actions do not conform to the rules of rationality, it follows that:
a) one is generally caught by surprise by the attack; b) even when one becomes aware of the attack, one cannot organize a rational defense, because the attack itself lacks any rational structure.
The fact that the activity and movements of a stupid creature are absolutely erratic and irrational not only makes defense problematic but it also makes any counter-attack extremely difficult — like trying to shoot at an object which is capable of the most improbable and unimaginable movements.__Carlo M. Cipolla
And it is because of this…smh…why I have no words.