Research: Commentary

Ted Deutch's Path to War

Sun Sentinel , August 7, 2015 | Letter


 In his Aug. 5 oped column opposing the nuclear agreement with Iran, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch argues that no one really knows what will happen if Congress rejects the deal. Nonsense. Does Deutch really think that the international coalition — including Russia and China — that negotiated the agreement will continue the current sanctions in order to forge another deal that meets all of his requirements?  

If Congress forces the U.S. to walk away from the deal, the unlikely international coalition so carefully constructed by U.S. diplomats will collapse and there will be nothing holding back Iran from moving full speed ahead on its nuclear program.   

Nothing that is, except the likelihood of a preemptive military strike by Israel. And from that point on Iranian retaliation will lead to a regional conflagration inevitably drawing in the U.S. to defend its close ally Israel. While Deutch declares that we should never have started the Iraq War, he would now set our country on a path to a far more costly conflict.

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