President Obama’s deal with Iran profoundly misjudged the revolutionary nature of the clerical regime in Tehran.
Iran’s rulers have demonstrated over the last two decades an unwavering tenacity to develop a nuclear weapons device. Put simply, the agreement reached on Tuesday merely manages the mullahs’ drive to make their nation into a nuclear-armed power.
While the deal will restrict Iran’s nuclear infrastructure for 10 years, in 2025, Tehran’s atomic scientists can dash to a deliverable bomb.
Obama conceded prior to the agreement that “in Year 13, 14, 15 … the breakout times [for a nuclear weapon] would have shrunk almost down to zero.” Indeed, the agreement’s details show that Iran’s pathway to a bomb was accelerated even below Obama’s calculus.