How Obama won on Iran | TheHill

Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States.

Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to Washington newspaper The Hill, President Obama is poised for a major diplomatic victory on the Iran nuclear deal when Congress returns to Washington next week.

Source: How Obama won on Iran | TheHill

This an amazing read, providing behind the scenes view of American politics.

I was also interested to read that Dick Cheney, the former vice president, ‘called the agreement a “train wreck” and is planning to give a speech denouncing the deal at the hawkish American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday’. It will interesting to read a transcrift of Cheney’s speech.

Personally, I’m deeply uncomfortable with the proposed Iran deal. For me, President Obama’s foreign policy record has been a disaster, and I have no confidence that the Iran deal will change matters.

Thoughts?

One response

  1. Dr Alf is correct the Iranian deal on nuclear capability and centrifuges is not a “victory” in any sense of the word that I understand.

    It is a one-sided compromise, that allows Iran to do pretty much what it wants, except that America has demonstrated it’s ability using two 30,000 thermobaric weapons dropped one after the other from a B1 stealth bomber to destroy targets buried under 200 feet of reinforced concrete. China has already built special radar arrays to identify stealth bombers and drones, so if they were to sell Iran that capability, even in lesser form, then the guarantee of compliance with the agreement backed by the Pentagon’s military force could be nullified especially if FORDO and NATANZ are ringed with Russian Iskander missiles capable of shooting down incoming aircraft throughout a 360 degree radius.

    Israel worries about Iranian nuclear capability or the prospect of that country obtaining it and I worry about the prospect of extremist Ayatollahs running amok in the Middle East, whilst ISIS jihadists are allowed to roam free.

    Young Iranians are more Western oriented than the Ayatollahs and the Iranian government and we must look to them to effect change.

    In the interim, weather warfare, in the form of one or two crop failures and some powerful earthquakes, courtesy of the Pentagon’s “Project Prime Argus” program may make it easier to compel the Iranian Government to be bent to Western will. Without such compulsion, Iran will carry on unimpeded. That said, the assurance of a more compliant Iran and a better agreement with safeguards is necessary, or otherwise we might well be looking at what the old-warmonger Cheyney calls a “trainwreck”.

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