By now you have probably read and heard a flood of analysis on the interim deal the Obama Administration made with the Iranian government in coordination with five other governments. Except for two people who write for the New York Times, the reviews we have read are quite damning.
The purpose of this column is neither to analyze the position of any parties nor to project whether this agreement will do harm to our allies in the region. They have certainly strongly expressed they were sold down the river by the agreement, but the only thing that they are hearing are assurances that in the end everything will be fine for their countries and the final agreement will protect them. They don’t seem to agree with that.
The agreement exists. There is nothing we can do about it because it is not a treaty and not subject to Congressional review. What we now need to focus on is how we can insure that the final agreement does what the interim agreement should have done – eliminate any nuclear development by Iran for any purpose. We all know if there is any form of nuclear development allowed in Iran they will have the opportunity to turn that into military use.
There is only one way to insure that there is at least a chance to pressure the Obama Administration into a proper deal. That is to starve the Democrats for money – House candidates, Senate candidates and the Democratic National Committee. That means if you are a supporter of Israel or someone who does not want nuclear proliferation -- especially in the hands of highly questionable regimes -- you must not give any money to Democrats until the final deal is cut. If you give money to any Democrats running for national office, or committees that fund those races, you are endorsing the current plan and that plan will be extended through into the final plan.
So when a candidate comes a calling, you must make it clear that you will be happy to support them once you see the final agreement and that the agreement has to eliminate nuclear development by Iran. If the Iranians don’t agree, then the next step is crushing sanctions that will bring the government to its knees and revolution to the streets. If a pro-Israel organization calls you to support a past friend in Congress, you need to tell them that if the candidates are really friends they will go beyond pontificating about the weakness of the interim deal and demand that Obama and Kerry protect both our interests and that of our friends by creating a truly restrictive agreement with Iran. Tell them “I will give the candidates money, but only after we see the terms of the final agreement.”