Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Proposed Pact with Iran Is Cowardly

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Proposed Pact with Iran Is Cowardly

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Byline: Star Parker

Many Americans rightly watch in disbelief as leaders of our country push to conclude a dangerous and ill-conceived nuclear agreement with an incorrigible and evil nation, a leading sponsor of terrorism.

Since when does the United States negotiate out of fear, out of weakness? How else to explain moving forward with a deal this complicated and dangerous with people no rational person would trust?

Abrogation of American leadership, meaning America acting in an unprincipled and cowardly way, leads inevitably to a world more dangerous and less free. We should be ashamed.

Many have already written about the technical problems of this so-called deal.

Huge time lags in follow-up inspections will allow Iran to rebuild its conventional arms arsenal. This will accelerate rather than decelerate the nuclear arms race in the Middle East and lead inevitably to a nuclear-armed Iran.

Administration officials don't even try to deny that the hundreds of billions that will be released to Iran as result of lifting sanctions will provide funding for terror.

According to President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, "We should expect that some portion of that money would go to the Iranian military and could potentially be used for the kinds of bad behavior that we have seen in the region up until now."

And Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs, said, "As for Iran's behavior, the United States is under no illusions."

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a statement saying they will continue to support rogue activities.

"Whether or not this drafted (nuclear agreement) text is approved through legal process in the country, the Iranian nation will not stop supporting the oppressed nations of Palestine, Yemen, Bahrain as well as the nations and governments of Syria, Iraq and the honest combatants in Lebanon and Palestine."

The Wall Street Journal's Mary O'Grady has written extensively about Iranian activities in Latin America. …

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