John R. Bolton, ambassador to the United Nations in President George W. Bush’s administration, is not pulling punches about the United States’ forged agreement with Iran he says it’s a poor deal.
“It’s an abject surrender by the United States,” he said in a commentary penned for The Weekly Standard. It’s a “Hail Mary” agreement that comes at considerable U.S. costs, he said. But that’s what happens with an administration that would rather have any deal than no deal, he said.
“The unavoidable conclusion is that the White House actually preferred a bad deal to the diplomatic process grinding to a halt,” he added.
The biggest problem for the United States is that the deal doesn’t ban Iran from enriching uranium, and Capitol Hill lawmakers agree on that point, he said.
On top of that, the deal means that once again the Obama administration has put the nation in an inferior light on the international stage. It gives Iran more legitimacy, Bolton said.
“In truth, an Israeli military strike is the only way to avoid Tehran’s nuclear issue,” he believes.
Source: Washington Times