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ICYMI: Boozman Op-Ed, Just Walk Away

"The regime in Tehran is clearly in the driver's seat and the President is just along for the ride."

Jul 06 2015

I highlighted my concerns with a potential deal to stop Iran from securing a nuclear weapon in this piece published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on July 6, 2015. 


“A nuclear armed Iran would be a threat to the United States, our allies and the world as a whole. While resolving this crisis diplomatically is in everyone’s best interest, the framework the Obama Administration has presented gives little confidence that the agreement under consideration is the right solution.” 

“In the years since the P5+1 negotiations began, the goalposts have moved from dismantling Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program to containing it.” 

“The President already caved to allowing the Iranians to maintain the capacity to continue enrichment activities at Fordow. This is no ordinary site. It is a fortified, underground military bunker built into the side of a mountain. It was constructed in secret and serves one purpose—to covertly produce weapons-grade highly enriched uranium.” 

“Our longstanding policy that the Iranian regime must abandon its nuclear ambitions is itself being abandoned.” 

“The regime in Tehran is clearly in the driver’s seat and the President is just along for the ride. The danger is obvious. In a push to cement his legacy, President Obama is willing to concede just about every demand with which we started out. Unless we walk away, the end result will be chaos for the region, and the world at large, for years to come.”