Muhammad Sahimi talks war with Iran, which he says the Ayatollah, and certainly the Iranian people, do not want. They understand that even though America would never outright win a war like that, it could practically destroy the entire country of Iran. The puzzling thing is that such a war would also do tremendous harm to the U.S., much in the way the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have, and yet the neocons in the Trump administration seem keen as ever on starting it. Luckily Trump himself has so far stuck to his guns on opposing the war.
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Muhammad Sahimi is a professor of chemical engineering at USC, Iranian expatriate, and expert on Iranian and U.S. foreign policy.
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