“The fist Iran has shaken at the so-called Great Satan since 1979 has not completely relaxed. But the fingers are loosening, and the agreement, while still incomplete, held out the prospect that it might yet become a handshake.” The NYT”s Peter Baker with an excellent look at a foreign policy gamble by Obama at a moment of truth.

+ “Symbolically, it is enormously important, because it means that, after thirty-six years, we can move to something other than just spitting at each other.” So says former Iranian hostage John Limbert. From Robin Wright: It’s a deal. Almost.