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Saturday, August 8, 2015

29 Scientists Praise Nuclear Deal: Obama Gets Desperate

In a lead New York Times article entitled "29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama" by William J. Broad, we are informed:

"Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers — wrote to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and stringent.

The letter, from some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts in the fields of nuclear weapons and arms control, arrives as Mr. Obama is lobbying Congress, the American public and the nation’s allies to support the agreement.

The two-page letter may give the White House arguments a boost after the blow Mr. Obama suffered on Thursday when Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, a Democrat and among the most influential Jewish voices in Congress, announced he would oppose the deal, which calls for Iran to curb its nuclear program and allow inspections in return for an end to international oil and financial sanctions."

Question: Did even one of these scientists read the secret side agreements between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran, governing IAEA inspections of suspect nuclear weapons development sites? Even Kerry and Moniz have acknowledged that they have not seen these agreements. Without reading these agreements, how can these scientists conclude that Obama's deal with Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei is "stringent"?

Moreover, did the scientists' letter mention that Iran is currently in the process of sanitizing the Parchin military base, where experimentation involving the use of nuclear weapons detonators occurred? Not a chance.

The scientists' letter claims:

"As you have stated, this deal does not take any options off the table for you or any future president."

Sound familiar? It should: This has long been a West Wing sound bite, and it is more than a little peculiar that a group of scientists are making this spurious claim, which is patently outside the realm of their expertise. (Does anyone, least of all Iran, believe that Obama is capable of military action?)

Obama is getting desperate.

1 comment:

  1. Not wanting to downplay any propaganda ploy, but the scientist letter is a standard 'tool' for any president trying to sell any policy.

    Four minutes to decide if I can stomach Zakaria's cable 'interview' with #44, to learn the newest desperate ploy...

    I am already offended by every CNN talking head making sure to identify every Jewish member of congress as Jewish, when discussing that person's vote on the Iran deal.