August 31, 2015

Deal

There has been and will continue to be some lively discussion around WV about the Iran deal. One such discussion happened over the weekend. I found it interesting that one strong voice in support of the deal is retired general and former Republican national security advisor Brent Scowcroft, who had this to say about that:

Let us be clear: There is no credible alternative were Congress to prevent U.S. participation in the nuclear deal. If we walk away, we walk away alone. The world’s leading powers worked together effectively because of U.S. leadership. 
To turn our back on this accomplishment would be an abdication of the United States’ unique role and responsibility, incurring justified dismay among our allies and friends. We would lose all leverage over Iran’s nuclear activities. The international sanctions regime would dissolve. And no member of Congress should be under the illusion that another U.S. invasion of the Middle East would be helpful. So I strongly urge that Congress support this agreement.

You can read the whole thing here.