Death to the Iran Deal

There is a general rule of thumb that if you have to make a deal, you often have to make a bad one.
The problems raised by authorities ranging from Henry Kissinger, the country’s most senior former secretary of state, to Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, Virginia’s junior senator, can be summed up in three points:

●First, a process that began with the goal of eliminating Iran’s potential to produce nuclear weapons has evolved into a plan to tolerate and temporarily restrict that capability.

●Second, in the course of the negotiations, the Obama administration has declined to counter increasingly aggressive efforts by Iran to extend its influence across the Middle East and seems ready to concede Tehran a place as a regional power at the expense of Israel and other U.S. allies.

●Finally, the Obama administration is signaling that it will seek to implement any deal it strikes with Iran — including the suspension of sanctions that were originally imposed by Congress — without a vote by either chamber. Instead, an accord that would have far-reaching implications for nuclear proliferation and U.S. national security would be imposed unilaterally by a president with less than two years left in his term.
We don't have to make this deal.


Texan99 said...

Negotiating with Iran has never made any sense to me, unless you assume the client is really Iran.

Grim said...

The policy of the last few years -- since we didn't back the Green revolution -- does seem like we're committed to the interests of the current regime.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The US doesn't have to make this deal, but Obama does. It's a legacy thing. He has to be that guy. He cannot do otherwise, because he long ago doubled- and tripled-down on who he is.

General rule: whenever any politician, especially a liberal one, declares that catastrophe for America (or civilisation in general) is imminent - check immediately whether it is a catastrophe for them personally, or their career. They rose to power by sensing their advantage in world events at an unconscious level and discerning the Main Chance from a distance.