Writing at the Hill for Campus Watch, CW Fellow A.J. Caschetta deconstructs the misleading assertions of Middle East studies professors who blame President Trump for America's decades of strife with Iran. Against all evidence, they insist on the usefulness of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Agreement, from which the U.S. withdrew, and turn a blind eye to Iran's warmongering, sponsorship of terrorism, and brutal domestic rule.
When the new academic year convenes days from now, students attending American colleges will learn that there is a crisis in the Middle East caused by a radical departure from traditional U.S.-Iran relations instigated, of course, by President Donald Trump.
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In fact, hundreds of Middle East scholars, including eight former presidents of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), numerous emeritus and distinguished professors, and plenty of endowed-chair holders, will likely warn students of the "unmitigated disaster" created by the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA and warn about the dangers of an impending "full-scale invasion and occupation" of Iran, as they wrote in an open letter to President Trump.
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