As you evaluate the worth of the Iran deal keep in mind the President's other huge miscalculations in the Mideast apart from ISIS:
- Announcing in 2012 that Iraq was now a stable, secure democracy.
- Helping to create a mini-Iraq terrorist haven for ISIS and Al Qaeda with the overthrow of the regime in Libya.
- Backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in its failed attempt to create a radical regime.
- Calling Yemen "a model for counterinsurgency" just before the collapse of the government we supported and the emergence of competing Al Qaeda and Iranian backed Shiite factions triggering Saudi participation in the conflict.
- Carelessly and publicly drawing a "red line" regarding chemical weapons use by the Assad regime in Syria and then doing nothing when that line was crossed. And let's not forget his statement from May of this year regarding the use of chlorine by the Syrian regime that "chlorine was not historically a chemical weapon" which would come as a surprise to the thousands who died from exposure to chlorine in World War One and its inclusion as a banned chemical weapon (perhaps he didn't take that course in college, instead electing to hear from Edward Said about how the West was at fault for everything in the Middle East).
- Telling us in 2012 that Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamist President of Turkey, was one of the five world leaders with whom he maintains a close personal relationship. This is the same President who had already stated "democracy was like a bus ride, once he gets to his stop he will get off"; now backs ISIS against the Kurds and stokes rising anti-Semitism in his country where his party's TV channel recently broadcast a sequel to The Protocols of the Elder Zion.
On the other hand, as Hillary Clinton so eloquently pointed out "at this point, what difference does it make?"