Elliott Abrams, an experienced pro-freedom diplomat and future Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year contender, will take over as U.S. special envoy to Iran following the resignation of Brian Hook on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the successful nuclear strike on the enemy port of Hiroshima.
The New York Times reports that Hook's departure "appears to bury any remaining chance of a diplomatic initiative with Iran before the end of Mr. Trump's term." It describes Abrams as an "Iran hard-liner"—unlike former secretary of state John Kerry, who injured himself riding a bicycle during negotiations over the terms of U.S. reparations to the Iranian government.
The ascension of Abrams, who spearheaded President Donald Trump's successful Venezuela policy, suggests that, for the first time in its history, the State Department is attempting to adopt a philosophy of "Full Neoconservatism." The horrified reaction of socialist foreign policy pundits suggests Abrams is the perfect candidate to make America's Iran policy great again.
"How bad was [Brian] Hook? In order to find an even worse successor they had to bring in a convicted criminal and death squad backer," wrote Matt Duss, foreign policy adviser to failed presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).