Regarding the March 11 editorial “An outrage”: As a constituent, a Naval Officer currently serving overseas and a veteran of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I am equally ashamed and infuriated by the recent conduct of Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis that blatantly attempts to undermine a potential nuclear agreement with Iran.
I’m embarrassed elected lawmakers would reveal themselves ignorant of the Constitution, as well as international law and proceedings, while snobbishly lecturing a foreign state via Senate letterhead. I’m disgusted they would brazenly torpedo what are essentially ongoing peace negotiations whose failure will force us closer to another costly and tragic conflict in the Middle East.
Over the coming days, as international media continue to lecture us on our own Constitution and international law, I urge them to scrutinize their goals, extend their foresight and realize their attempts to sabotage a peaceful yet firm resolution to Iran’s nuclear aspirations are in fact leading us toward another war and putting the men and women of our Armed Forces at risk.
Tillis and Burr should encourage fellow senators to invest their energy toward a peaceful and diplomatic resolution and stop acting as if eventual military conflict with Iran is a foregone conclusion.