195 retired generals and admirals have written a letter to Congress, hoping the united front of military leaders from wide-ranging political ideologies can pressure career politicians to reject the Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Similar letters have already been sent by various groups, including rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms control and nonproliferation experts.
“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,” the letter states.
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who was vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, said he considers the agreement the most dangerous nuclear accord in U.S. history.
“What I don’t like about this is, the number one leading radical Islamic group in the world is the Iranians,” he said. “They are purveyors of radical Islam throughout the region and throughout the world. And we are going to enable them to get nuclear weapons. Why would we do that?”
The main issue with our current political system, as it stands now, is that it is run by politicians. Many of the ardent supporters of this deal are following their ideology more than facts. If this decision was based on those in the military, those who currently live in the countries around Iran, such a deal would be laughed at. For congress to ignore the advice of our military proves just how bad our current situation is.