Rolling the dice on Iran

David Sanger in today’s NYT on the Iran deal:

Mr. Obama will be long out of office before any reasonable assessment can be made as to whether that roll of the dice paid off.

Which is true!  But something else that’s true: not having a deal would also be a roll of the dice.  We’re naturally biased to think of the status quo as the safest course.  But why?  There’s no course of political action that leads to a certain outcome.  We’re rolling the dice no matter what; all we get to do is choose which dice.

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3 thoughts on “Rolling the dice on Iran

  1. jojodu33 says:

    One might argue that it is better to roll the dice and be able to have acces to iran’s nuclear installations that just rolling the dice.

  2. Randy Bosch says:

    Status quo, stasis, entropy…“Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson

  3. Ryan Julian says:

    Clearly Mike Tyson has studied his Helmuth von Moltke the Elder: “No plan survives first contact with the enemy.”

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