Saber Rattling Iran Style

The Obama Administration’s deal with Iran over nuclear weapons is already drawing criticism from Republicans.  This is not a foreign policy blog, so I really don’t know if this is a good deal or not (I do know that talk, talk, talk is better than war, war, war) but I do know this will be used to score political points.

For example, 2016 GOP hopeful Marco Rubio said:

“This agreement shows other rogue states that wish to go nuclear that you can obfuscate, cheat, and lie for a decade, and eventually the United States will tire and drop key demands.”

Republicans will certainly rally around Netanyahu’s charge that this is a historical mistake.  Already, publications like the Weekly Standard (which completely supported the Iraq war) are attacking the deal.

The most interesting Republican on this may be Rand Paul.  The Kentucky Senator has openly discussed the idea that we rely on the policy of containment when it comes to a nuclear Iran.  Wonder how he will react to the deal.


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