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Letter: Congress should not give its consent to Iran deal

Congress should not give its consent to Iran deal

One of the tragic lessons of the 20th century was that when tyrants – Hitler, for example, or Pol Pot of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia – state that they plan to kill people, destroy countries or commit genocide they should be believed. Yet President Obama appears not to have learned this lesson, as his administration has concluded an agreement with the tyrants of Iran that guarantees them nuclear weapons. These are the same people who vow to “wipe Israel off the map” and chant “Death to America” as they celebrate this capitulation masquerading as arms control.

Make no mistake, it’s a terrible agreement. It leaves Iran with a substantial nuclear infrastructure, inadequate monitoring and in a few short years removal of any formal constraints on development of atomic weapons beyond Iran’s signature on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Iran has already violated at every turn.

The alternative to this terrible agreement is a better agreement. There is still time to contact your congressional legislators to urge that they reject this agreement, and instead insist on a better one.

Let’s not repeat 20th century mistakes – that’s a dead end, both figuratively and very possibly literally.

Daniel H. Trigoboff, Ph.D.

Williamsville