When you have severely wounded an animal and have backed it into a corner, it is not too wise to keep prodding it with a stick. Once you push an animal or a country to this limit you are only inviting a visceral, desperate, last ditch attack and in the process you will likely at least get bitten.. It is time to work with our allies and come up with an acceptable diplomatic approach and more realistic sanctions to keep Iran from deploying nuclear weapons. It is time to stop prodding them toward developing nukes as their only recourse. To negotiate does not mean our allies have to blindly follow our lead, particularly when we have no clear nor comprehensive overall strategy. To negotiate means to accept some level of compromise as the price for being part of the world community. Brinksmanship diplomacy only pushes others to the brink, and that is very dangerous for everyone. Reparations are certainly needed and have been needed for some time. Now, is not the time to use that issue to prod Iran. If we expect the world to respect our country, we need to play fair and not choose to throw our weight around just to get even or to further punish someone already being punished. That is what brutish bully’s do and that is how they lay a foundation for lasting hated and distrust by all.