President Obama has made his “deal” with Iran. Most of the attention related to the deal has focused on the nuclear restrictions within the deal. That focus, however, ignores an important aspect of the deal for Iran. The Obama-Iran deal allows Iran to solidify its conventional military gains in the Middle East — a victory for which they are willing to delay their nuclear ambitions.
A decade ago, the Middle East was far more stable than it is today. The United States had a major presence in the region. As a result, the borders of the countries of the Middle East were quite stable.