Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass said the Obama administration’s desperation for an Iran deal, with its continuing series of capitulations to the Iranian regime, is setting the table for a nuclear Middle East.
From his appearance:
The danger is that we will get an agreement that . . . after ten or fifteen years will allow Iran tremendous freedom to rebuild its nuclear capacity essentially unfettered. And the administration is setting up a Middle East where I actually thing the chance that – not just Iran, but several of its neighbors will have some sort of nuclear program – is going up, To define success as “getting an agreement,” I believe, is strategically simply the wrong way to go about this.
This is not some right-wing neocon. This is the head of perhaps the most respected foreign policy organization in the country.
Do people not see the obvious? Is Secretary of State Kerry really so Hell-bent on the Nobel Peace Prize that he is blinded to what is going on?
A nuclear-armed Iran, which this deal will indisputably bequeath, is perhaps the most dangerous development since the dawn of the nuclear age. It will result in all sorts of irresponsible characters wielding nuclear weapons. And eventually they will build missiles and aim them at us.
This isn’t even really about Israel, although Israel is the most directly threatened. It’s about YOUR children and grandchildren.