Letter: A bad deal with Iran | PostIndependent.com

Letter: A bad deal with Iran

Since the Post Independent recently published two anti-Israel/pro-Iran letters back to back, I felt it appropriate to respond. Doug Holdread’s Aug. 11 letter expresses that Congressmen Scott Tipton and Ken Buck do not represent their rural districts since they support Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal. Thereby the defense industry will receive billions of tax dollars to build bombs. Doug believes the deal will be positive for Iran, washing away its rogue status and raising its standing within the world community.

Since its creation in 1979, The Islamic Republic of Iran has had two supreme leaders, Ruhollah Khomeini, and today’s, Ali Khamenei. Their title, “supreme leader” is absolute. Iran has had six presidents, functioning as executives obedient to the directives of their supreme leader. Iran’s supreme leader, and nearly all state officials and many citizens have seared into their own consciousness a national mantra; “Death to Israel, Death to America.” The multitude have repeated these six words millions of times over the past 36 years.

A few days after President Obama accepted the deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei thanked his country’s people for their support for the destruction of Israel and America. I quote from his address: “the slogans of the people of Iran … you heard … ‘Death to Israel, Death to the U.S.’ … so we ask Almighty God to accept these prayers by the people of Iran.” As of Aug. 17, the supreme leader had not yet approved the deal.

I acknowledge that a number of U.S. generals have endorsed today’s deal. I would like to see the list of generals who endorsed President Clinton’s 1996 nuclear agreement with North Korea. That agreement guaranteed that North Korea would never have a single nuclear bomb. President Clinton assured the world that “North Korea will freeze then dismantle its nuclear program … the entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.” In 2002, the North Koreans proudly disclosed their existing secret program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons. In 2006, they detonated their first nuclear device. Due to the multitude of sieves in Obama’s deal, Iran will own the bomb in half the time it took North Korea.

Floyd Diemoz

Glenwood Springs

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