What is the Iran Framework? I believe that the Iran Framework is nothing more than a fog of aspirations and notions contrived by the Obama White House, for the sole purpose of getting through the April 2015 Passover and Easter holiday weekend without having to admit the failure of a negotiating process that serves no purpose other than to confer upon President Obama a legacy to go along with his unearned Nobel Peace Prize.
Come June, 2015, no deal will get done, and negotiations will be extended, after a summer "reassessment period." U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will renew his State Department frequent flyer program membership, locking in another year's access to the our nation's official, elite-level, high-mileage program. Mr. Kerry will also renew his frequent frayer membership, as in frayer, the Hebrew slang word for sucker. Doing business in Israel, I was taught early on the phrase, "Ani lo frayer!" I am not a sucker! Suckers get what they deserve and earn what they have failed to learn. To avoid being a frayer, be skeptical. Ask questions. Don't trust. Watch your six. Don't be a shlemiel.
John Kerry is a frayer. The similar-sounding English word, fryer, means small chicken suitable for frying, as in hot oil. Trussed up by the Obama Doctrine of Don't (as in don't provoke; don't hold responsible; and most importantly, don't win), John Kerry has been plucked and fried by his Iranian negotiating counterparts.
The rest of the P5 could care less. Russia wants to sell stuff to Iran. China wants to keep everyone guessing. France has more pressing problems with its own Muslim extremists; who has time for some mullahs with nuclear envy? The Germans have Greece on the skids and the Euro to prop-up. The Brits have what; the Royals? The Premier League?
It comes down to the U.S. and Iran. Why is the U.S. giving Iran the time of day? Apparently, because John Kerry is shooting for life-membership in the Iranian Frequent Frayer Program.