I have finished reading the 159-page Iran nuclear deal, known as the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (or JCPOA), as well as numerous analyses by various Middle East think tanks, and I’ve consulted with a number of Mideast experts, nuclear experts, and former senior U.S. government officials.
Here’s my conclusion: this deal is insane.
That may not be the most diplomatic way to put it, but I’m afraid that’s the truth.
- The deal doesn’t live up to the very “red lines” that President Obama and his team set.
- The deal doesn’t end Iran’s nuclear program — it legalizes, legitimizes, expands it.
- The deal provides Iran not just one but two paths to The Bomb — in 10 to 15 years if Iran keeps the agreement, and much sooner if Iran cheats.
- The details inside the deal are absolutely stunning — and catastrophically dangerous for the U.S., Israel and our Sunni Arab neighbors.
As former CIA Director James Woolsey put it, “This would be a perfectly reasonable agreement if it were with, say, Denmark.” That is, it is a reasonably sane agreement to make with a peaceful, moderate, friendly government. But as Woolsey, a Democrat who ran the CIA during the Clinton administration, notes, to make this particular deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran with a history of cheating is a foolish and dangerous act.
The American people and their representatives in Congress must do everything possible to stop this deal from becoming U.S. law.
I hope you’ll take the time to read the analysis carefully, and share it with others.
[by Joel C. Rosenberg, writing for Flash Traffic Blog]
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