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Imminent, Dreadful Iran Nuclear Deal Must Be Stopped

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image U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on the Iran talks in Vienna, Austria, saying hard choices must be made for a deal to be made by Tuesday, the latest deadline. (Leonhard Foeger/Pool photo via AP)

THE NEGOTIATIONS over Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons are about to be completed.

This will trigger one of the most important congressional debates in American history. From all that we now know the agreement will set off a chain reaction of nuclear proliferation in the most unstable region of the world; enable Iran both to become a major nuclear power—with ballistic missiles capable of hitting any part of the U.S.—and to dominate the Middle East’s oil fields; and give Iran more than $50 billion that could be used to finance its global terrorist activities. Under current law the Senate can reject the lifting of sanctions against Iran. The Senate will do so. This rejection will then be vetoed by President Obama. Can his veto be overridden?

The answer to that question will decide whether we can overcome the most dangerous threat to the world’s safety since the Cuban missile crisis.

Even if Iran lives up to the agreement—which everyone knows it won’t, since the enforcement mechanisms are a farce and the murderous mullahs have never honored past commitments—it will be allowed the means to build hundreds of nuclear bombs at the end of ten years. Ponder that!

Even more incredibly, the deal doesn’t cover Iran’s ongoing efforts to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads to the U.S.

Who knows what’s motivating President Obama to push such a ghastly deal. Will party loyalty enable the White House to sustain a veto? The Republican majority in the Senate is nowhere near the two-thirds level necessary to override one. Democratic votes will be needed. Current law requires that the Senate override a veto within 30 days of an agreement’s completion. That means there will be a very short period of time to mobilize American public opinion to pressure Democrats. The President is counting on keeping enough Democrats in line by declaring that, as bad as this agreement may be, it’s the only alternative to war. He apparently thinks that because it’s summer this will make it difficult for opponents to focus American attention on the dangers of this deadly deal.

I recently visited Israel, which rightly regards this about-to-be-done deal as an existential threat. Most of Israel’s Arab neighbors are also appalled by what is unfolding.

Although time will be short to stop this agreement when it’s completed—likely, this week—we must make the effort. One organization that’s ready to make the case against Obama’s horrible brainchild is SecureAmericaNow. You can learn more about it by going to secureamericanow.org.

I will be supporting their efforts. You should, too.

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