Letter from Retired Generals Urges Congress to Reject Iran Deal

Letter from Retired Generals Urges Congress to Reject Iran Deal

Lt. General William "Jerry" Boykin (AP Photo by Ed Andrieski)

Almost 200 retired generals from every branch of the service have signed a letter urging Congress to reject Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, according to the Washington Post.

Written in response to a letter supporting the agreement signed by a comparatively paltry three dozen generals, this letter argues, “The agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies.”

Specifically, it is problematic because it will be “unverifiable,” the generals say.

Additionally, they argue that the agreement will not prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Instead, it “actually provides Iran with a legitimate path to doing that simply by abiding by the deal.”

The letter goes on to criticize the deal’s lifting of sanctions on Iran.

“The agreement provides by some estimates $150 billion dollars or more to Iran in the form of sanctions relief… we find it unconscionable that such a windfall could be given to a regime that even the Obama administration has acknowledged will use a portion of such funds to continue to support terrorism in Israel, throughout the Middle East and globally, whether directly or through proxies.”

Hopefully, members of Congress will be more willing to listen to the generals than Obama has been.