Iranian influence is a fact, negotiations a must
Powell's former Chief of Staff Wilkerson: War with Iran would reinforce strategic failure in Gulf (2/3)
"“For 26-years we recognized, funded, fueled and helped Iran be the hegemond of the Persian Gulf when it was under the Shah. Demographically, militarily, every way you want to measure hegemony Iran is the dominant power in the Persian Gulf. Reality says that therefore we have to come to recognize that, we have to deal with that and hope we can shape that to a responsible role, ultimately, in the world. The only way you do that is through diplomacy, you don’t do that by attacking Tehran or by bombing facilities”."