Norm: No On Nuclear Iran!

President Obama has made a dangerous deal with Iran—and Congress has until September 17 to review the deal.

In the weeks leading up to this important vote, Norm Coleman is releasing a series of thought pieces focusing on key elements of the Iran Nuclear Agreement and why it must be stopped by Congress.

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Introduction: A Bad War Then, A Bad Deal Now

“In much the same way that I believed that the Vietnam War was a gateway to a more dangerous world for the future, the Iran nuclear deal creates a future that is far more dire and dark for my children and my children’s children.”

Part 1: When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them

“Before this agreement, Iran proved that there was no more radical regime on the Earth that has the proven capacity and stated desire to do harm to other nations of the world.”

Part 2: Investing in Iran’s Reign of Terror

“Despite assurances to the contrary, both Obama and Kerry readily gave up economic sanctions on Iran in their feckless enthusiasm to get a deal – any deal – with the Iranian regime.”

Part 3: Inspecting Its Own Cheating

“With Iran, once again, in the driver’s seat when it comes to the inspection of its nuclear facilities, Congress cannot emulate Nancy Pelosi’s deliberate naiveté in ignoring the news that Iran will police its own nuclear weapons program.”

Part 4: One of the “Crazies.”

“Count me among ‘the crazies’ who find providing the means to one’s own destruction insane.”

Part 5: Reject Iran Agreement Because of Reality

“America has seen enough of hope as a strategy for the future. It’s time we choose reality as the path forward for our security.”

Part 6: Vote on Iran Nuclear Agreement

“Hiding behind a filibuster to stop a vote against President Obama’s dangerous nuclear agreement with Iran has revealed just how bad this agreement is for America.”

Further Reading

Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Nuclear Fiascoes: From Diplomatic Failure With North Korea To Debacle With Iran | Foundation for Defense of Democracies

“With Congress due to vote by Sept. 17 on the Iran nuclear deal, there’s a warning worth revisiting…”

Foreign Policy Initiative Bulletin: Kerry Misleads on “Anytime, Anywhere” Inspections.

“I never, in four years, had a discussion about ‘anywhere, anytime’ … there is no such standard within arms control inspections,” Secretary Kerry said in July. His statement ignores decades of experience with arms control agreements and their verification.

Gatestone Institute: The President Gets Personal about the Iran Deal

President Obama, in his desperation to save his Iran deal, has taken to attacking its opponents in personal ways. These types of ad hominem arguments are becoming less and less convincing as more Democratic members of Congress, more liberal supporters of the President, more nuclear experts and more foreign policy gurus are expressing deep concern about, and sometimes strong opposition to, the deal that is currently before Congress.

Foreign Policy Initiative Analysis: What the U.S. Officials Required, What The Iran Deal Concedes

Throughout the nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration insisted on high standards for a final deal. In speeches, congressional testimony, interviews, and other public statements, U.S. officials articulated specific requirements that would, if implemented, prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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