Is the Iran Deal a Dud?

Congressional supporters of the nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) and the P5+1 partners, seem to see matters from the perspective of whether the International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA) and allied intelligence agencies will be able to detect future Iranian cheating.[1]

Possibly feeling confident that they will be able to, Congressional supporters may have concluded that the agreement will buy the United States and its allies sufficient time to re-impose sanctions to ensure future Iranian compliance with the deal.

  • ontario john

    But the commie Pope said the deal was great today. How can he be wrong? Too bad he can’t defend the Christian faith and Christians once in awhile.

    • Shebel

      Maybe this ‘foolish’ Pope wants to reignite a war between Catholics and Protestants—–

      • simus1

        Since his background is that of an ethnic Italian raised in urban Argentina where they are a large proportion of the population, it is unlikely his “we – them” divide is of a religious nature.

  • Millie_Woods

    America’s vaunted congressional system has turned out to be as corruptable and pusillanimous as any banana republic revolutionary council.

    • simus1

      The difference was that uncontrolled wealth in the US was never thought to pose much of a challenge to political stability because there was so much of it that spent its time in business chasing its own tail. After WW2 the growth of big government and crony capitalism/ massive rent seeking put pols in the race full time and as honesty becomes a very scarce commodity, the banana model gets to be a more and more attractive short cut to impatient power brokers and outright looters like the climate change crowd.

      • Millie_Woods

        Interesting analysis.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Should the Republicans accuse Democratic agreement supporters of playing Russian roulette (so far, none have), that accusation would likely stick.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The President and Congress are fleeing the burning ship and hoping to buy land wind from the mushroom clouds.