In spite of all the great things America has to offer, one of its most glaring deficiencies is our desire to see the best in other countries in spite of all evidence to the contrary.

We feel that if they will just come to the bargaining table everything will work out well for both parties. The American Indian must have been under the same misconception.

You only have to go back to the Paris Peace talks to see the fallacy of this thinking. It took almost a year to agree on the seating of the attendees let alone hammering out a truce.

How many presidents have tried to find common ground between Israel and Palestine without success?

The Iran Deal

Few would argue that Iran is a terrorist state. The leaders have left little doubt in anyone’s mind that they have no love for the West and would happily celebrate the total demise of Israel.

A terrorist state trying to develop nuclear capability is bad for everyone in that region as well as a threat to world peace as countries pick sides.

So why not bring Iran to the bargaining table and work out a deal to stop Iran’s quest for developing a nuclear device?

It’s what America loves to do. Let’s Make A Deal. Where’s Monte Hall when we need him? World peace or what’s behind door #1?

Sometimes it comes down to any agreement is better than none, and that’s where we find ourselves with the Obama Administration Iran agreement.

Why It’s A Bad Deal

Here are just a few reasons why it’s a bad deal:

  • The deal is not permanent – it will sunset after 10-15 years
  • You know it’s a bad deal if the Saudis hate it and Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad likes it
  • There is no accounting for past activity so there is no baseline as to where Iran currently stands in nuclear weapon development
  • Part of the deal is the relief of sanctions against Iran. They are open to unlimited amounts of economic relief before they’ve shown any compliance with the agreement
  • We’ve already seen a large planeload of cold, hard, untraceable, taxpayer cash sent to Iran. And, sadly, no matter what Iran does or doesn’t do that money won’t be returning to our shores
  • Inspectors are not allowed on any of Iran’s military bases to inspect for any agreement violations
  • Can’t we all be friends? Not according to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is adamant that there will be no change in Iran’s anti-American policy. So much for an agreement in good faith
  • Any arms embargo is outside the scope of the nuclear agreement. So, Iran could purchase and supply other terrorist groups with arm and missiles and not violate the terms of this agreement
  • Believe it or not, Iran will be allowed to continue advance research and modernization of centrifuges so when the agreement ends they will get their bomb faster than with today’s technology. Who would be dumb enough to sign off on this?

Some Final Thoughts

Once again America puts the carrot on the end of the stick and hands the stick to Iran and we go after the carrot.

The American Indians got a better deal than we’re getting from Iran. And of course we’re probably going to be stuck with it, because even when we make a bad agreement, we stick to it or we risk losing the confidence of our allies.

Sitting Bull and others might not totally agree with that. Thankfully it’s not a treaty.

The only agreement we seem to be ending up with is agreeing to disagree. Look for Iran to begin nuclear testing on or before 2025. My money’s on before.

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