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Iran deal a debacle

Editor, Ceres Courier,

The deal pushed by Barack Obama and Democrats to legitimitize Iran, the world's leading terrorist nation and a backer of Hamas and Hezbollah, deserves to be ranked as one of the worst U.S. national security disasters in history.

While Iran's mullahs have been shouting "Death to America" and Israel, President Obama and John Kerry have been saying that Iran doesn't really mean it. Then why does Iran refuse to acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a nation, and threaten attacks on the U.S.?

Under the deal, the West will hand over $100 billion plus of frozen assets to the mullahs, who helped kill about 1,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq through improvised explosive device attacks and will be able to use the money to fund more terrorism. Even Mr. Obama and Kerry admit the money may well be used for more terrorism. Isn't that great?
Another part of this deal calls for Western experts to offer Iran our nuclear expertise through training courses and workshops to protect against the sabotage of Iran's weapons facilities. Personally, I think most Americans would support the destruction of Iran's weapons facilities - but not Obama and his Democratic pals.

By any standard, the Iran agreement is a treaty and, as such, should have been submitted to the U.S. Senate for two-thirds approval. But Obama knew he could not secure that approval, so once again he arrogantly circumvented our nation's laws and Constitution. He is one of our nation's worst law-breakers.

This debacle needs to be laid at the door of Obama, the Democrats, Jerry McNerney, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and the national media. When Iran next uses terrorism, the blood of the victims is on their dirty hands. After Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans vowed they would do what they could to protect our nation; apparently these politicians have forgotten that day.

Sara Blicharz,

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