The Administration pulls up a chair with the Terrible Twosome. FINALLY. This is like spending a dollar on the Powerball drawing. I've beat this drum slowly but surely for a long time. Tabin kindly says so here; I reiterate in more detail here; Simes repeats his judgment of "no credible alternative" here at the National Interest Online; Larison gives it a nice distillation here: "diplomacy is a tool of statecraft, just as war is." Stop the presses: we're bringing realism back.