Superficially his timing is bad in light of the new NIE, but even there there are arguments to be made in support of his thesis. If the New York Times is warning its readers not to don any rose-colored glasses when considering Iran, you know there’s still room for hawkishness.

Or is there? None other than Robert Kagan, brother of surge architect Fred and co-founder with Bill Kristol of lefty Satan substitute PNAC, argues that all our sticks are gone and it’s time to hand Iran a big carrot.

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