I support President Obama’s efforts to deal with the Iranian nuclear bomb efforts……
For those who think the Presiodent wasn’t able to stop Iran’s moves across the Midddle East and North Africa….
You’rer wishing on a pipe dream….
America is has NO stomach for sending it’s young men and woman into a war against Iran….
It’s THAT simple….
The Sunni countries of the Midlle East and Africa will have to fight their own battle’s….
This President is NOT about spreading Democracy across the region, I suspect because he has come to understand that it simply does NOT work there….
I have no illusions that sometime in the future Iran WILL produce a bomb….
But Barack Obama will be able to say it did NOT happen on his watch….
I have said this before and I will repeat it….
The Israeli Prime Minoster needs to stop compalining about America…And find some sort of accomidation with the Arabs on his border….They and Israel have a common worry about Iran….
How soon people forget about America fighting wars it can’t win thousands of miles from home….
I believe that inn the end President Obama will get his deal from Congress….It will be somewhat sloppily in the process…But it will prevail….
Scott Lehigh in today’s Boston Globe:
…The real choice here is a diplomatic deal or military action. Those who favor a military strike should say so.
And they should then specify why military action now is preferable to embracing an agreement that will extend Iran’s breakout time — the period needed to make enough fissile material for one bomb — from several months to a year, and keep it there for at least a decade.
Further, those who insist on the complete dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and assert that that’s achievable if we simply screw sanctions down tighter need to acknowledge two realities.
First, the US can’t unite the rest of the world around the idea that Iran isn’t entitled to a civilian (that is, power-generating) nuclear program. Under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Iran can claim a legal right to such a program.
What the major powers have been able to agree on is that Iran can’t have a nuclear bomb.
Further, as Obama and Kerry note, if Congress manages to scuttle this deal, we won’t get our negotiating partners to agree to tougher sanctions. Rather, they will abandon the sanctions regime. The net result would be less, not more, economic pressure on Iran…
Persia has been a regional power in what we now call the Midddle east for centuries….
There is no reason to think they would not want to do so again as America has done in the West…..
And this country too used arms to set up its creation…..