When you see the GOP aligning itself with a French Socialist government over Iran, you know you are witnessing one of the signs of the Apocalypse. The Wall Street Journal:
France is again adopting the toughest line against Iran in negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program, potentially placing Paris at odds with the Obama administration as a diplomatic deadline to forge an agreement approaches at month-end. […]French diplomats have been publicly pressing the U.S. and other world powers not to give ground on key elements—particularly the speed of lifting U.N. sanctions and the pledge to constrain Iran’s nuclear research work—ahead of the March 31 target.Paris also appears to be operating on a different diplomatic clock than Washington, arguing that the date is an “artificial” deadline and that global powers should be willing to wait Tehran out for a better deal if necessary.
Of course there is more than mere principle at stake here, but French thinking is sound on the merits. President Obama’s Ahab-like determination to get a deal is leaving him increasingly isolated—even among allies.