Two things are most definitely WRONG with the proposed Iran Nuclear Deal.
First, the “inspection regime” is ludicrous. A 24-day delay before an inspection? Whatever happened to Obama’s insistence on “anywhere any time” inspections?
As comedian Jackie Mason puts it, “New York restaurants face tougher inspections than Iran. We’re not protected from a bomb, but we’re protected from bad quality tuna fish!”
Envision the situation if food inspections in your town were run on the “Obama/Iran trust” basis.
Food Inspector: “We’ve had reports of unsanitary conditions and spoiled food, specifically bad tuna salad. I’m here to inspect your kitchen.”
Restaurant owner: “Show me the evidence, and I’ll consider your request for inspection.”
Food Inspector: “All right, here is the signed complaint.”
Restaurant owner: “Very well. I will analyze the complaint. Stop by in 24 days and I’ll let you inspect.”
Food Inspector (returning after 24 days): I’m here to inspect your kitchen.”
Restaurant owner: All right. I can’t let you into the kitchen, but here are some random samples of my tuna. As you can see, it is very fresh.”
Food Inspector: “OK. You have satisfied the inspection requirements of the ‘Montana Restaurant Inspection Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.’ Thank you for your compliance.”
NOTE: These inspection rules are contained in “Side Agreements” which are confidential, according to our government. The question is from whom are they being kept secret? The Iranians (and Chinese and Russians) know about them, and (presumably) the Obama Administration knows about them. The only folks who can’t see them are the citizens, press, and Congress of the United States. Why the secrecy? Why 24 days? What the hell is going on?
The other thing wrong is the whole absurd idea of Iran pursuing peaceful uses of nuclear power, or any Iranian nuclear program that is NOT military. Consider these facts. Iran is a significant exporter of oil and gas. Car gas sells for under a dollar a gallon. Their electricity costs a tenth of US rates. And yet Iran has spent hundreds of billions of dollars building nuclear infrastructure. Why? Are the Mullahs that worried about global warming? Are they planning for widespread use of electric cars?
Or could it have something to do with their bizarre vision of an anti-Western Islamic Apocalypse? Their “Death to America” thing?
This thing looks so bad that Neville Chamberlain wouldn’t have bought it.
Senators: This deal should be opposed until we have a lot more satisfactory answers.