The White House will accuse Republicans of “playing politics” with the Iran deal.
Here is not just a Democrat, but a Democratic candidate for president – former Sen. James Webb of Virginia – lamenting that the deal doesn’t prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon, but rather, allows it.
He told Diane Rehm of NPR today:
At the bottom line of the agreement, here is what we have. We are having Iran having their sanctions lifted,d having a number of these other issues with respect to these activities not addressed, and having the rest of the region receiving a signal that we, the Untied States, are accepting the eventuality that they will acquire a nuclear weapon.
Webb, who leans left on social issues but is more of what used to be called a “Scoop Jackson” hard-headed type on foreign policy, is a Vietnam vet, a truth teller, and an honorable fellow.
Maybe the White House will think he is politicizing the issue – that is, by harming his cause in the Democratic primary by telling truth about Obama’s grand deal.