History often turns on seemingly disconnected events. In 1945, had no one remembered that several tons of uranium had been stored in an abandoned lighthouse, would we have had enough to make the bombs that ended the war & altered the world?
Had it not rained so hard for so long prior to the Battle of Waterloo, would Napoleon have lost?
If the nuclear “negotiations” with Iran were not being held in 5-star accommodations in Geneva, but in some third world hell hole… would they be over by now?
Dumb question? Are you sure?
Had JFK not put down the top… would we have wasted so many lives in Vietnam?
Had “Halsey’s Typhoon” blown through the Battle of Midway – would we have won the war in the Pacific?
Had John McCain actually contested the 2008 election, would ISIS be running amok in the Middle East?
If you had the choice of living for months (years) in Geneva – a few hours of yakking during the day, insert some yelling occasionally for drama to offset the tedium, great dinners & parties each night, the world’s media hanging on every coffee break… all on the dime of the tax paying ‘Little People’ – or going back to Teheran, what would you do?
Why should the Iranian negotiators act differently?
And John Kerry?
Inarguably the pinnacle of lifetime underachievement, the sonorous self-important exemplar of unserious seriosity? He’d have to go back to falling off his sailboard, falling off his bike in his cute lil shorts, waiting for Cabinet meetings that never happen and being ignored by his president. Or… tuxedos & champagne & a gaggle of remora attaching themselves to his (aptly named) party allowing him to pretend that adults in the real world think he’s competent.
Maybe if the world really were interested in solutions to problems, we’d start hosting these international conferences at the Motel6 in Bakersfield.
And see if we got better results more quickly.
Something to think about.