The implementation of the Iran nuclear deal might be old story in our second-by-second news cycle. But unless President Obama’s successor sees fit to reverse course, it will be the centerpiece of American foreign policy for decades to come. That is, if we are here that long.
Naturally, President Obama hails the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal as a triumph for American diplomacy and declares that “Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb.” Somewhere in the seventh circle of Hell, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Kim Il-sung, and Kim Jong-il are enjoying a hearty laugh.
And where exactly is that 98% of enriched uranium been shipped? Russia? That’ll make me sleep better at night. But even if that enriched uranium is secure, Iran still retains the right to enrich uranium. Mind you, it’s a right that we are unprepared to bestow upon South Korea, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il’s old neighbor across the Demilitarized Zone. As Brett Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote in 2014, “It isn’t fun being friends with America these days.”