Aug. 4, 2015
President Obama and his supporters claim that the only alternative to the nuclear agreement with Iran is war. But the Islamic Republic has been at war with the U.S. since its inception, Maria Jameswrites, and the deal will only help it pursue that war:
Beginning in 2003, and continuing for a decade, American forces in Iraq began encountering improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that killed or maimed countless soldiers during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It didn’t take long for U.S. investigators to uncover the source behind the bombs: Iranian operatives had an active pipeline of IED components and funding to help the insurgents build, deploy, and detonate roadside bombs.
In September 2005, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Leon James became one of the highest ranking American officers to be killed in action in Baghdad when one of those IEDs exploded. It killed two soldiers instantly and seriously wounded James, who died from his injuries two weeks later.
U.S. intelligence analysis concluded that the bomb type that killed James and others was consistent with those supplied by Iranian operatives. . . . I’m intimately familiar with this subject: Leon James was my father. . . .
If ratified, the deal would give Iran billions in international aid and allow it to buy arms on the international market, guaranteeing that Iran’s sponsorship of worldwide terrorism will be conducted with state-of-the-art weapons and technology.