The Asshole of Iran wins.
It was an act of war which should have been made known from the beginning.
"If there is a glimmer of hope in this shameful denouement, it is the possibility that the sheer brazenness of the kidnappings will shatter some of the widespread naïveté — particularly in the British and American diplomatic corps — about the nature of the Iranian regime."
I disagree. I don't think naivete plays the major part of their perpetual miasma.
There are too many career bureaucrats at Foggy Bottom and Whitehall. Career bureaucrats tend to be lefties who are inherently anally retentive about what they perceive as their nation's faults.