The New York Post included a summary of Matthew RJ Brodsky's article in the National Review, "On the Left, the Missing Debate over the Iran Deal," in their commentary roundup. They summarized it as follows:
Analyst: Why Won't the Left Debate Iran Nuke Deal?
President Trump's decision to remain in the Iran nuclear deal while fixing it ended an ideological debate between two conservative camps. But as Matthew Brodsky notes at National Review, "across the political aisle, no such debate or internal discussion is taking place." That's because for the left, the accord "was always about much more than the nuclear file." It was the symbol of President Barack Obama's "strategic shift" towards full diplomatic relations with Iran, with the aim of making it "a constructive regional player as America withdrew." But selling this required "a group of core believers who could carry the Obama administration's message," based on "the fiction of an ongoing struggle" between moderates and hardliners. And, he says, "it all worked brilliantly." But Obama merely "succeeded in foreclosing better future options" by selling "snake oil to the American people."