Friday, 17 July 2015 17:47

A Breathtakingly Dangerous Act with Tom McClintock

Dear Friend,


I don’t know how adequately to express my alarm and outrage at President Obama’s agreement with Iran.  


It is a breathtakingly dangerous act.


The fact is that Iran has a well-established and consistent record of routinely violating international law.  Its intention to acquire nuclear weapons is obvious.  


This agreement cannot be verified.  We are now learning that the 24/7 access to inspections the President promised does not exist.  Under the agreement, the regime can stall any inspection for many weeks or even months.  


And even IF Iran scrupulously abided by every detail of the agreement, they can continue to run centrifuges for low-level enrichment, continue their research and development of advanced centrifuges, continue their heavy water research and within eight years, acquire Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.  


That means, even under this agreement, within a decade, Iran will have nuclear break-out capability and the launch vehicles to deliver those weapons anywhere in the world, with the solemn vow of its government to wipe Israel and the United States off the map.


Last month, I fear the Congress became complicit in this agreement by adopting a completely extra-constitutional process for ratification, which was a sham.  Instead of a 2/3 vote of the Senate to approve treaties, it requires an almost impossible 2/3 of both houses to reject it as an agreement.  But at this moment in time, there is nothing more important to the world than that 2/3 of this Congress repudiates this dangerous folly.


It is now imperative that Congress now rise to the occasion.






Tom McClintock