From the BBC:
President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran
I guess its not a secret anymore.
US President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran's supreme leader describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic State.
The letter, reported by the Wall Street Journal, also urges Ayatollah Ali Khamenei toward a nuclear agreement.
The US president stresses any co-operation on fighting IS is contingent on Iran reaching such an agreement by a 24 November diplomatic deadline.
Cooperation on fighting ISIS? Let's see - one country is scrambling to find any allies at all that will make a contribution and [Spoiler Alert!] is struggling to get its NATO ally Turkey on board.
Another country is allied with Syrian leader Assad, who has welcomed ISIS as a distraction for the West and successfully positioned himself as the lesser of two evils.
As the Times recently noted ISIS only rolls to victory in Sunni territory, so Shi'ite Iran has no worries either for itself or the for the Shi'ite portion of its Iraqi client.
Assuming, perhaps with undue optimism, that Obama is aware of any of this, it might have dawned on him that we need Iran's help against ISIS a lot more than they need ours. Iran has all sorts of boots they can put on the ground. We shouldn't want their boots there, but we shouldn't volunteer to be the Iranian Air Force either.
Yikes. No more letters to the Ayatollah.