The Sept. 4 editorial “Good news on Iran deal” offered more a critique of Republican Party resistance to this “deal” than any details as to why this is good news.
It is true that the majority of Americans prefer diplomacy rather than war as a solution to any political problem. However, that is not to say that any “deal” is better than “no deal” nor is it true to promote as fact that our only alternative to this deal was war with Iran.
As with many agreements, the devil is in the details. And in this agreement they are frightening. No pathway to Iran producing nuclear capability is really blocked. Iran keeps thousands of centrifuges and trained personnel. None of the infrastructure for uranium enrichment is terminated. Iran will monitor the nuclear capability with its own inspectors and can delay international inspectors for months.
Iran will receive billions of dollars from unblocked funds for probable terrorist funding and modern arms purchases from Russia and China. Its history is one of deceit and lies. A good deal? No.