Thursday, January 16, 2014

War Hawks Crushed as Iran Agrees to Inspections and Reductions in Its Nuclear Program Below Level to Make a Bomb

The “Send Your Kids, Not My Kids to War” Caucus Loses

The idiocy that passes for foreign policy by those who would involve the United States in yet another Mideast war will be in full force as Iran and the U. S. and its allies have reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Under the interim agreement, Iran would stop enriching uranium beyond 5 percent, a level that would be sufficient for energy production but that would require further enrichment for making bombs.

Iran’s stockpile of uranium enriched to 20 percent would be diluted or converted to oxide so that it could not be readily used for military purposes.

So what’s the problem.  Well a lot of people think the U. S. should have increased sanctions, those people having no understanding of negotiations.  On the Republican side there is the desire to beat up on the Democrats.  And some Democrats are afraid of being called soft, so they are supporting more sanctions.

But  the U. S. had to give some help to moderates in Iran, and had the U. S. not agreed to relax sanctions Iran’s hardliners would have won.  That would have meant more enrichment, and increased the likelihood of military action.  How exactly that would be of benefit to anyone other than politicians is not clear.

1 comment:

  1. Unlike historical prejudices, modern prejudices produce immediate reactions. The "but", and there always is a "but", is the root of prejudice, the excuse for prejudice. It is not an unseen monster in the night. It is the decisions and individual actions we take everyday. We are the enemy and we need to get over it.