It was just three short days ago when President Obama was calling Republican opponents to his deal with Iran, the world's most prolific state-sponsor of terrorism, "crazies." Of course, Obama fails to acknowledge it isn't just "crazy" Republicans who oppose the deal, it's fellow Democrats and the majority of the American people. Now, 200 admirals and generals can be added to the opposition list. From the Washington Post:
A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.
The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various administrations dating to the 1980s.
“The agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies,” the letter states.
Two weeks ago Veterans Against The Deal produced a devastating ad reminding Washington about the Americans the Iranians have killed and severely injured.
"Every politician who is involved in this will be held accountable. They will have blood on their hands," Army Sergeant Robert Bartlett says in the ad. "A vote for this deal means more money for Iranian terrorism. What do you think they're going to do when they get more money?"
A significant number of Republicans, Democrats, admirals, generals and veterans are against the deal with Iran, yet the White House keeps marching forward with their plan.