Since I am an avowed David Horovitz fan, you may not be surprised to know that I am siding with his analysis about the deal with Iran:
16 reasons nuke deal is an Iranian victory and a Western catastrophe
Has Iran agreed to ‘anywhere, anytime’ inspections, an end to R&D on faster centrifuges, and the dismantling of its key nuclear sites? No, no, and no
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday unsurprisingly hailed the nuclear agreement struck with US-led world powers, and derided the “failed” efforts of the “warmongering Zionists.” His delight, Iran’s delight, is readily understandable.
The agreement legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program, allows it to retain core nuclear facilities, permits it to continue research in areas that will dramatically speed its breakout to the bomb should it choose to flout the deal, but also enables it to wait out those restrictions and proceed to become a nuclear threshold state with full international legitimacy. Here’s how.
And if you click here, you will see how.
The only point I would add, is that in addition to other non-nuclear issues that were not even discussed – which Mr H lists – there is the question of USA prisoners in Iran. Like Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, and detainees Saeed Abedini and Amir Hekmati. And let’s not forget the mysterious case of Robert Levinson, a USA citizen who disappeared in Iran some eight years ago. I don’t think we’ll be taking any lectures from the Obama administration about dealing with our enemies, that’s for sure.