Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Which Texas REPUBLICAN Congressman Wants to STAY IN THE IRAN DEAL?!?

"Son of men, set thy face against Gog, and against the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,"
Ezekiel 38:2

WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he was withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, reaction from Congress fell largely along party lines, with Republicans applauding the move and Democrats warning of grave international consequences.

But at least one Texan – and an important one on foreign policy issues – offered a more nuanced statement, suggesting that the Trump administration should have waited longer to see if the deal could be improved.

"I have no doubt that the [Iran deal] was flawed and that for years Iran has been deceptive about its nuclear and other programs," said U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, who chairs the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. "My preference would have been to give our European allies a few more months to strengthen the deal, but now that the president has decided that the United States will withdraw, we must have two critical priorities."

"One is to further enhance our own military capabilities," the Clarendon Republican added. "The other is to strengthen our alliances. A strong, international effort is required to curtail Iran’s aggressive behavior in a number of areas."
The Iran deal offered nothing good to anyone.  We were essentially bribing the Iranians not to develop nuclear weapons at a time when they were lying to us and developing nuclear weapons.  The only consequence of getting out of the deal is that we stop giving them money.

Bottom Line: It's a bizarre position to take, but duly noted for a future primary.

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