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With nuclear talks between the P5+1 — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States — and Iran set to resume, a new satirical campaign is sending up many Republicans’ overt hopes that the negotiations end in failure.

Getting to No,” which launched Monday, centers around an infomercial pitchman — the “No-Gotiator” — teaching Americans how to refuse to negotiate, avoid any compromise, and generally wait for Iran to unilaterally give in to American demands. It is, as he notes, a strategy that has worked very well for Republican in Congress.

“Can someone please explain to me why bombing Iran isn’t a better idea? It’s simple, clean, and effective. And most importantly, it doesn’t involve compromise!” the No-Gotiator counsels. “We get to decide which bombs to use and where to drop them. Remember, compromise is un-American. Sounds to me like a NO brainer!”

Video of the No-Gotiator’s infomercial can be seen below:

Negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran begin in Vienna on Monday. The participants aim to reach a long-term agreement before the current, interim deal expires on July 20.

AFP Photo/Atta Kenare

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.