■ Obama never would do anything to hinder #Iran, let alone strike directly
■ Even on PJW's terms, Trump can hardly claim credit for sparing people from orders he gave, BUT
■ Trump never gave orders to attack; this is messaging in search of a summit and "better deal"
Trump never gave an order to attack #Iran that was revoked.
The administration's spinning it that way in the aftermath via the controlled leak is part of the attempt to gain leverage without actually doing anything to get to new talks.
Lack of a clear strategy is to say the least of it.
Trump here also undoes the after-the-fact attempt to pressure Iran via the leak indicating Trump came *this close* to striking them.