National Security


Netanyahu Addresses Joint Session of Congress: Obama - Iran Nuclear deal

Published March 3, 2015

by Diane W. Collins


Netanyahu Addresses Joint Session of Congress 3-3-15


Netanyahu just finished his address to a joint session of Congress. After his gracious (but perhaps obligatory) remarks praising the "support" of the Obama administration, Netanyahu outlined the two important issues that make Obama's nuclear deal with Iran a complete disaster. First, it allows Iran to keep its vast nuclear structure... no facility will be demolished, just temporarily disconnected but intact. Second, restrictions adherence will be supervised by inspectors. But, inspectors only document infractions. They cannot stop them from happening. And, these temporary restrictions will last only a decade! After that Iran has all their facilities in tact with a short "breakout period" to nuclear weapons. (That's if Iran actually follows the agreement and doesn't cheat!)


Netanyahu called the agreement a bad deal that, "...does not block Iran's path to the bomb... it paves Iran's path to the bomb." Then Netanyahu offered a solution... a way to a better deal. We must insist restrictions not be lifted as long as Iran continues its aggression in the region and in the world.. The Prime Minister further defined his thought by saying the world should demand Iran do three things. First, stop its aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East. Second, stop supporting terrorism around the world. Third stop threatening to annihilate Israel, the one-and-only Jewish state.


Netanyahu went on the discuss the argument "there is no alternative to the deal." His answer, "Nuclear know-how without an infrastructure doesn't get you very far... It's like a driver without a car." Keep up the sanctions... they're working. If Iran doesn't like the approach, Netanyahu said we should call their bluff. Iran needs us more than we need them. Especially with the decrease in the price of oil. "This is a bad deal. It's a very bad deal. We're better of without it," Netanyahu said. The only alternative to this bad deal is not a war... it's a much better deal! But we must be resolute in our position to maintain pressure on Iran.


In my opinion, we have no reason to give away our power as a nation. We are at a time when Americas's power is required to end Iran's support of terror, aggression, and her threat to destroy our long time ally, and the only true democracy in the Middle East...Israel. President Obama must decide if he will go down in history as our Neville Chamberlain... I've been calling him that since September 4, 2008 before he was elected.. Here's the quote from an article I wrote reviewing Bill O'Reilly's three part interview series of that year... again, before Obama was elected President. "Neville, is thy name Obama? What will be this generation's peace offering / sacrifice should the Senator obtain the goal of President? Georgia, perhaps? Russia looms large in this theater." Perhaps I saw only through a glass dimly... but now I see Obama face to face. We have no excuse. He has done more to destroy the prestige and power of the United States of America than any other president.


Call your Congressmen and demand action. If not, the future will be a nuclear armed Middle East as each country engages in an arms race to ensure their own protection while in reality ensuring mutual destruction. And, if you think America can stick its head in the Libertarian sand and ignore the rest of the world... well, Iran will have the missile capability to deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the world.



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