A wasted opportunity

Naturally, Republicans anticipated and were looking forward to an extended imprisonment for the ten American sailors caught and held by Iran after they somehow drifted into Iranian waters.
No wonder they became upset when the sailors were all released early the next day, unharmed and well fed, – possibly as a result of the recent negotiations and a more civilized relationship worked out between our two nations.
What a shame to having wasted such a splendid opportunity to stir up things over there and secure a more serious Mid-East unrest!
Of course, the Republicans are upset, – and not only because the outcome was just as President Obama predicted, and so wisely avoided mentioning in his State of the Union address. This could mean a slippery slope again. Who knows what comes next, – cooperation towards more lasting peace, working together to combat climate change, heaven forbid, – or worse?