The A1 Verse: Iran is not a verb

By Thomas Gaulkin | November 17, 2020

Donald Trump iran Donald Trump photo by Michael Vadon

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred today, November 17, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

Trump Is Said to Seek Option For Iran Attack

(From the original by Eric Schmitt, Maggie Haberman, David E. Sanger, Helene Cooper and Lara Jakes)

President Trump asked,
international inspectors reported,
senior advisers dissuaded,
Mr. Trump abandoned.

Not allowed.

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