Thanks to the Iran deal, the mullahs can buy nearly all the weapons they need.
There is currently a real Asian pivot as the president completes one of the longest presidential tours of Asia in memory.
Three carrier battle groups are in the West Pacific. America at home is in one of its periodic frenzies — did Ben Affleck grab the behinds of actresses, and is Kevin Spacey a pedophile or a pederast, or both? — as it snores through existential crises such as $20 trillion in debt, or the sale to the Russians of 20 percent of its quite limited domestic uranium reserves.