CONGRESS’ CHANCE TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT: Rejecting the Iranian Nuclear Deal

Written by Andrew Linn on July 20, 2015

The Obama Administration has recently struck a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program. Congress will be reviewing the deal, and can either approve or reject the deal. Obama warned Congress that should it reject the deal, the alternative would be war in the Middle East.

The trouble with that statement is that war would take place whether or not Congress approves the deal, since the deal enables Iran to pursue the development of nuclear weapons. And once Iran has nuclear weapons, it could use them against Israel since Iran is determined to wipe Israel off the map. And who is to say that Iran would stop at Israel in regards to nuclear strikes? Maybe Iran plans to launch a nuclear strike at the United States, or any nation in Europe or the Middle East?

One thing is clear, Iran plans on being the dominant power in the Middle East, even if it does not have nuclear weapons. The Iranians have attempted to control the Strait of Hormuz, and hence the Persian Gulf. They have abducted British sailors in 2007, and made an unsuccessful attempt to do the same to Australian sailors. Thus, Iran is spoiling for a fight. Israel is aware of this, and so are the Arab countries in the region (who are also opposed to the deal).

To add insult to injury, the deal includes a clause stating the United States will prevent any Israeli sabotage of Iran’s nuclear program. Not only is such an absurd policy tantamount to abandoning Israel, but it is practically saying that the Obama Administration is willing to go to war with Israel (albeit probably in a covert or clandestine manner). It is also saying that the Obama Administration is not only anti-Israel, but pro-Iran (even a nuclear Iran).

And what if Iran does develop a nuclear bomb? Will the Obama Administration do anything? Suppose Iran launches a nuclear strike against Israel? How will Obama react? Will he do something? Or will he again play the role of the honey badger (i.e. he doesn’t care)? One thing is clear: abandoning Israel will have dire consequences, not just for America, but for the whole world.

Congress has sixty days to review this deal with Iran, and then it will vote to either approve or reject the deal. So Congress needs to take a stand against the Obama Administration on this matter. And hopefully they will do so.


Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.