16 ways of looking at a catastrophe

Wallace Stevens gave us “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” Times of Israel editor David Horovitz gives us 16 ways of looking at a catastrophe. David writes:

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday unsurprisingly hailed the nuclear agreement struck with US-led world powers, and derided the “failed” efforts of the “warmongering Zionists.” His delight, Iran’s delight, is readily understandable.

The agreement legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program, allows it to retain core nuclear facilities, permits it to continue research in areas that will dramatically speed its breakout to the bomb should it choose to flout the deal, but also enables it to wait out those restrictions and proceed to become a nuclear threshold state with full international legitimacy. Here’s how….

I’m not sure 16 ways of looking at this catastrophe suffice — Lee Smith is on fire with a few more in this blistering Weekly Standard podcast — but they’ll do for now. Whole thing here. Please check it out.