Even the left knows a nuclear deal with Iran is evil
Even Politico, an ultra-left news agency, has commented on how foolish it is to allow Iran to have nuclear capabilities. Of course, instead of worrying about Iran threatening to wipe Israel off the map, they are worried that once Iran has the capability, then it could create nuclear bombs or sell the technology to mass murdering Muslim jihad terror groups after the ultimately evil and genocidal deal with Obama is over.
Days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, Israeli officials are citing a little-understood element of the Iran nuclear talks as their chief concern about a potential deal.
Concerns that a final deal restricting Iran’s nuclear program will “sunset” any agreement as early as 2025 have thrown a new jolt into Israeli officials who had grown resigned to the idea that Obama will allow Iran a greater uranium enrichment capability than they would like.
“Ten years is nothing. It’s tomorrow from our point of view,” said Yaakov Amidror, who served as national security adviser to Netanyahu from 2011 to 2013. “It’s a license for Iran to be a threshold nuclear state.”
A former Obama Pentagon and State Department official who met with Israeli officials this week said he heard “resigned acceptance” on some aspects of the nuclear talks.
But not on the question of a nuclear deal’s duration.
“This sunset clause is probably the most difficult piece” of the emerging agreement for Israel, said Ilan Goldenberg, director of the Middle East security program at the Center for a New American Security.
The expiration date of the nuclear deal could be a focus of Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress on March 3.
Critics say that after the expiration of any deal’s natural life, Iran would be free to use the reactors it was allowed to keep operational for peaceful purposes like producing electricity and instead use them to produce as much fuel for nuclear weapons as it likes. Once it had a large stockpile of highly enriched uranium or plutonium, Iran could fashion nuclear weapons in a matter of weeks, perhaps faster than the international community would be able to react.
It’s not just the Israelis who are upset. Citing reports of a 10- to 15-year sunset period at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday, the panel’s top Democrat, Robert Menendez, called that “a matter of time that is far less than anyone envisioned.”