Let’s get down to brass tacks about that Iran deal we’re supposed to be so excited about. It’s 159 pages of tranquilizer & like all such agreements the devil isn’t in the legalese & technical crap but in the backroom deals so there isn’t much clarification from reading the damn thing.
Progressive people express enthusiasm over the pact but I’d just like to know why China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, US, & EU–all of which have nuclear weapons–have a right to extract any kind of agreement from Iran–though I fully understand Iran would agree to things just to stop sanctions.
As for Saudi Arabia’s objections & Israel’s grandstanding opposition to the deal, what’s up with that!? Even experts queried can’t give a coherent analysis. It’s not that I don’t think they have realpolitik reasons; I just can’t figure out what they are that would require such theatrics & machinations.
As far as I can see, the agreements these bozos make is between themselves. Working people have no vested interests in defending any of these regimes, including Iran. But please straighten me out if you think I’m missing something. Until then, I don’t give a damn if the agreement passes the US Congress or not.