Speaking at the White House this morning, President Obama expressed confidence that the United States could hold Iran to the agreement.
“We will be in a position to verify all these commitments,” Obama said. “Inspectors will be able to access any suspicious locations.”
Sanctions against Iran will be lifted gradually, Obama said, and if Iran violates the deal, “all these sanctions will snap back into place.”
Obama added that the “military option,” which few think he has seriously considered anyway, would be back on the table if Iran resorts to cheating, which few think it is not seriously considering.
Um, unless of course Iran has cheated by developing a nuclear weapon.
Obama vowed to veto legislation that prevents the deal from going forward. He preemptively accused Republicans of playing politics. “This is not the time for politics or posturing,” Obama said. “Tough talk from Washington does not solve problems.”
Remember, if you don’t agree with Obama, you are either out of your mind or playing politics.
Obama said “we will continue our unprecedented efforts to” strengthen Israel, claiming he has done more on this than any other president. Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu Tuesday called the agreement a “capitulation” to Iran.
Obama suggested the deal might be the beginning of a new Iran. “It is possible to change,” Obama said of the Iranian government, saying the ability of the Iranian people to “prosper and thrive” depended on it.
And that, of course, is the central misconception underlying this agreement. Because the ability of Iranians to “prosper and thrive” is not the goal of the terrorist, jihadist, Islamist leadership in charge of the country.