As I was reading this David Ignatius column on the US and Iran, I kept waiting for the moment -- I thought it was inevitable -- that he would say something I strongly disagreed with. But it didn't happen! It's a great column. He's totally right. We should talk to Iran. Past history suggests a mutually beneficial deal was on the table as recently as 2003; a mutual beneficial deal the administration rejected "largely because of an Iranian demand for 'pursuit of anti-Iranian terrorists' from the Mujaheddin-e Khalq organization who were in Iraq. Absurdly, the Pentagon balked because of a fantasy that the group could help foment revolution in Iran." We should try again.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.