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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13 before he briefs members of a Senate committee behind closed doors about Iran and his recent negotiations in Europe.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13 before he briefs members of a Senate committee behind closed doors about Iran and his recent negotiations in Europe.
(LARRY DOWNING/Reuters)

MATTHEW DUSS

Are U.S. hawks preparing to do Iran’s hawks another favour?

I a recent New York Times op-ed, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq Ryan Crocker recounted the co-operation that had begun to develop between the U.S. and Iran in Afghanistan in 2001. The U.S. invasion in October of that year had removed a common enemy, the Taliban government that had sheltered al Qaeda, and the opportunity arose for continued and deeper cooperation.