The Obama administration negotiated a strong, solid multi-national arms control agreement that kept the world safe from an Iranian nuclear threat and which even Trump’s top security officials, who had initially opposed it, testified before congress, under oath, that it was working.
Trump single-handedly sabotaged that agreement and dared and double-dared Iran to re-start its nuclear program, putting the U.S. and our allies at risk in exactly the way that Putin wanted.
The Obama administration was able to orchestrate a brilliant SEVEN NATION international Iran nuclear treaty (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA]) comprised of U.K., France, Germany, China, Russia, U.S. and Iran) to prevent a nuclear Iran.
WE WERE AT PEACE; IRAN WAS UNDER CONTROL.
And then, along came Trump to blow the whole thing up and destroy any chance of peaceful de-nuclearization of Iran. Even Trump’s own top defense and national security appointees — officials Trump himself had selected — confirmed in congressional hearings that Iran was fully compliant before TRUMP decided to violate the agreement, blow the whole thing up, and scuttle the deal, of which REPUBLICANS had obstructed final ratification, treated Iran with bellicosity and belligerence and, surprise! surprise! now we are teetering on the brink of war.
The Iranian government is not to be trusted, but it is TRUMP who has made the U.S. the rogue nation.
It is TRUMP, the belligerent bomb thrower, who has caused Iran to become a threat once again.
Now, President Biden is trying to return us to the Obama success, but Iran has a legitimate concern: how can they trust that the United States, a nation poisoned by white supremacist extremists in Georgia, Texas and Florida, will not again make a promise and then promptly break it?
The damage that Trump has wrought on the U.S. is something that will haunt the U.S. for decades to come.
Vladimir Putin must be so happy.
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