Breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva last night:
“Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions.
…The deal, intended as a first step toward a more comprehensive nuclear pact to be completed in six months, freezes or reverses progress at all of Iran’s major nuclear facilities, according to Western officials familiar with the details.”
The reactions from those who don’t care about details were predictable:
“Republicans have already begun to denounce the agreement, many before the details were fully released. “It’s amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) tweet. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), one of the leading hawks on Iran, said in a statement that the deal “appears to provide the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism with billions of dollars in exchange for cosmetic concessions that neither fully freeze nor significantly roll back its nuclear infrastructure.”
The foreign policy experts from the Bush administration had to chime in:
“Ari Fleischer, a former spokesman for former President George W. Bush – without knowing any details of the deal – immediately accused the Obama administration of selling out its allies.
“The Iran deal and our allies: You can’t spell abandonment without OBAMA,” he said via Twitter
And of course, the right couldn’t let the occasion pass without the obligatory Neville Chamberlain at Munich comparison:
“This wretched deal offers one of those rare occasions when comparison with Neville Chamberlain in Munich in 1938 is valid. An overeager Western government, blind to the evil cunning of the regime it so much wants to work with, appeases it with concessions that will come back to haunt it. Geneva and Nov. 24 will be remembered along with Munich and Sep. 29.”
Netanyahu is also pissed. So what else is new.
John (bomb bomb bomb Iran) McCain and his little dog Lindsey have yet to be heard from.