Our POTUS Obama, eager to put another feather in the hat of his stellar legacy, finally gave the Iranian leaders what they wanted and brokered a nuclear agreement. For the moment, the Iranians are pleased as punch and so is Obama and the other negotiators, but few others, whether Democrat or Republican are gushing over the achievement. One could only hope that the U.S. Senators and Congressmen would actually do the right thing and reject this agreement in its entirety, but that’s wishful thinking.
Iran has been a constant source of instability and an active promoter of terrorism in the Middle East, and removing economic sanctions will do nothing to stop this behavior. Their behavior is not because they are isolated, rather, they were isolated because of their behavior. So now the world is supposed to play nice with Iran, and act normal as they are allowed to tinker with nuclear technologies for 10 years – at least what is kept visible and “non-suspicious”.
Obama stated that America negotiated from a position of strength – sigh. Notably absent from the negotiations was any demand for Iran to release four American civilians that have been held for a number of years. Oh how far the country has fallen since WW2 and the Cold War days.
With plenty of funds now open to flow into Iran, expect an increase in upheaval in the Middle East and elsewhere. The world is not a safer place tonight.