Senator Ted Cruz, fast emerging as the most outspoken and unyielding opponent of Barack Obama’s policies both foreign and domestic, issued a press release on Sunday denouncing the accord Obama reached with the terrorist Iranian regime regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Cruz wrote:
According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran’s notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions.
All the smiling embraces between diplomats after the interim deal was signed notwithstanding, the Iranian regime remains a brutal and oppressive dictatorship that pursues nuclear weapons for the purpose of dominating the Middle East and threatening America and our allies, notably Israel. President Obama and Secretary Kerry should reconsider their policy of rapprochement with Iran that is dismaying to Jerusalem and encouraging to Tehran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted this agreement would be a ‘very, very bad deal’ and has now correctly identified it as an ‘historic mistake.’ Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted his satisfaction as the ‘breaking down the architecture for sanctions has begun.’ The administration has gotten it backwards and it is time to reverse course before any further damage is done.
If Obama is to be stopped from eradicating America’s power and rendering it completely vulnerable to enemies abroad, as well as endangering America’s traditional allies, it will require a man with the intestinal fortitude to withstand the world’s desire to reduce America to a second-rate power. It already is clear there is at least one man who is stepping forward to take up the gauntlet.