This is, of course, a hypothetical, but stay with me on it. Many in the United States and around the world seem to be perfectly fine with deciding the fate of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, allowing them to self-inspect some of their own military facilities and giving 24-days to prepare before an inspection. They want to tell Israel, Saudi Arabia, and others within striking distance of Iran that they have nothing to worry about, that John Kerry and company negotiated a really sweet deal on their behalf.
What if the situation was reversed?
Imagine that Mexico declared that they wanted to annihilate New Jersey. Mexico is bigger than Iran, but they’re not too far off in size. New Jersey and Israel are approximately the same size with the same population density.
Now, imagine that Mexico had one of the most powerful military forces in the world, that they were ruled by a theocracy that denounced the existence of the State of New Jersey, and that they were years into the process of enriching Uranium for nuclear weapons. Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that they were a decade away from having a nuclear weapon. Iran is much closer than that according to US military intelligence, but for the sake of this hypothetical situation we’ll give it a decade.
Would Americans want the rest of the world to make a deal loaded with concessions that made truly stopping the program impossible for all practical purposes? Would we really be okay with a deal that rewards Mexico with lifted sanctions and huge payments made to them by the international community just because they say they’ll slow down their efforts?
As we’ve said, the Iranian Nuclear Deal is asinine. We’re asking Israel to sit back and shut up while a country bent on their destruction is getting everything they want. There’s a reason that the deal is widely accepted by the Iranians as they literally dance in the streets while our government is breathing a sigh of relief because the President was able to politically coax barely enough Senators to prevent them from reversing a Presidential veto.
Everyone knows what would happen in the New Jersey versus Mexico scenario. We wouldn’t allow it to happen, but we’re demanding that Israel allows it. Of course, Israel is in worse shape than New Jersey would be. Iran is closer to Israel than Mexico is to New Jersey. Saudi Arabia has even more to worry about, being separated by the narrow Persian Gulf, but that’s a whole other story.