By Abraham H. Miller, Originally published in The Washington Times
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are well aware that the Iran deal is not enforceable. The sanctions genie is out of the bottle, and the mythical snap-back provision is overridden anyway by the treaty’s clause that grandfathers ongoing contracts.
Contrary to the hyperbole and Internet petition drives, the people who are against the deal are not “war mongers” or motivated by lobbyists and dual allegiances. The administration knows that as well.
The deal itself is one grand diversion, and the vituperative accusations just add to the distraction.
This is not about some great conspiracy. This is about how the game of politics is played beneath the surface. It is about what the administration thinks the American people can accept and what it believes they cannot.
Let us begin with the obvious. Nothing short of military operations will deter the Iranians from building nuclear weapons. The mullahs have sacrificed their economy, their standing in the world community, and their government’s legitimacy in order to acquire nuclear weapons.