By taking America out of the JCPOA and declaring economic war, Trump has fomented regional uncertainty, courted widespread conflict, strengthened Iranian extremists, and destabilized Iraq. Americans are less safe, certainly in the Mideast, and probably around the world.
Over the last two weeks, the Trump administration has offered a farrago of conflicting accounts and zero evidence for the claim that the assassination of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani was ordered to avert imminent attacks.
We should all be thankful for the court’s avowed restraint—for much of this controversy, judges in the circuit seemingly champed at the bit to take on central planning of the American economy. A big assist is due the Supreme Court, which bench‐slapped some sense into the Ninth Circuit.