Rick Jensen, 9/4/2015 [Archive]

Why are Democrats Backing Iran Deal?

By Rick Jensen

Democrats have lined up to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons within the next fifteen years.

Two finalists helping guarantee this outcome are Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons. Coons recognizes that "one of the greatest threats to America, to Israel and to global security (is) the nuclear weapons ambition of Iran" and shares his "core belief that a nuclear armed Iran would pose an existential threat to the region, to our countries, and the world."

Then he concedes Iran has different interpretations of the agreement's many meanings and that they'll use the $150 billion to be released " to support and arm its proxies in the region - terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah that threaten and attack Israel, or to support the murderous regime of Assad in Syria and the Houthis in Yemen."

It's at this point that one might logically conclude that Coons believes there needs to be a stronger accord.

"I have a number of serious concerns based on Iran's past behavior of cheating on nuclear agreements and our experiences trying to block other countries from developing nuclear weapons. The Islamic Republic of Iran has long threatened the United States and Israel in both fiery speeches and terrorist acts, and it continues to support terrorist groups across the region."

He's saying this agreement will give Iran more money for terrorism, to threaten the U.S. and that they cannot be trusted to abide by this weak agreement. Sounds like a reasonable "no" vote, doesn't it?

He finds the enforcement clauses weak, the IAEA "secret deal" inspections weak and the overall agreement weak.

Why, then, would Coons vote "Yes?"

"I'm convinced that the potential turmoil for our key alliances in Europe and Asia and the uncertainty of the outcome of forcing our reluctant allies back to the table are not worth the uncertain possibility that we could secure a stronger deal," Coons said.

The additional financial sanctions put in place by the Bush Administration so weakened the despotic Iranian economy that they were compelled to come to the bargaining table. Unfortunately, Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama surrendered the four American hostages at the table, as well as any hope for stopping Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

This agreement, which Iranian leaders have publicly called "suggestions" that should not be considered legally binding, simply codifies Iran's ICBM and nuclear weapons goals.

The hard option would be to continue the sanctions, demand release of the hostages and support the Green Revolutionaries to overthrow the radical Iranian leaders mocking this agreement with shouts of "Death to America."

Not an easy task and certainly one that has past failures as well as successes.

Senator Tom Carper's lack of eloquence was matched only by his thoughtless comment that one reason he's voting for the bill is because "President Obama has promised that he won't let Iran build a nuclear weapon."

Let's pause and repeat that one out loud, shall we?

"President Obama has promised that he won't let Iran build a nuclear weapon."

Oh, good.Perhaps he'll strike fear into the Ayatollahs with a "Reset" button that reads "Surrender" in Farsi.

He can always lay down a "Red Line" that the Iranians must not cross as he did with Russia and Syria.

After all, why be concerned that rogue zealots who spend fortunes to send suicide bombers to waste their own lives murdering children will have unlimited weapons, intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons in ten to fifteen years?

Well done, Democrats. Well done.


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