The Iran Nuclear Deal: What's the Real Deal?

If you checked in with the liberal hive mind media this weekend you undoubtedly heard the pundits praising the almighty Lord of the Land for brokering a nuclear deal with Iran. Some of the coverage on this "groundbreaking deal" would lead you to believe Obama had brokered a deal with Iran that would lead to the complete and permanent disarmament of their nuclear weapons program.

As with anything the media puts out about Obama, the facts don't support the claims.

First, let me point out the silver lining in this cloud of nuclear radiation. Iran appears willing to talk to President Obama. They also appear willing to halt at least some of their nuclear operations.

What's problematic with the deal is it doesn't solve anything. Iran has "agreed" to halt nuclear enrichment above 5% and has committed to neutralize any nuclear material that has been enriched into weapon-grade material. They've also agreed to allow monitoring of their nuclear enrichment program. What they weren't able to come to terms on and have agreed to disagree on is whether Iran has a right to enrich nuclear material.

In exchange for their modest concessions, the U.S. has agreed to lift a number of sanctions against Iran, a move that will likely provide billions in relief.

Instead of forcing Iran to disbar their nuclear program, Obama has agreed to lift sanctions while allowing Iran to continue enriching nuclear material. Iran has made it very clear they don't plan on stopping nuclear enrichment anytime soon. In effect, by agreeing to disagree on Iran's right to enrichment, the United States is condoning Iran's enrichment program.

This hasn't gone unnoticed by the rest of the world. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had this to say about the deal:

"What was concluded in Geneva last night is not a historic agreement, it's a historic mistake. It's not made the world a safer place. Like the agreement with North Korea in 2005, this agreement had made the world a much more dangerous place."

Lifting the sanctions prior to Iran actually doing something is a foolhardy move that shows trust in a nation that's proven themselves untrustworthy on a world stage time and time again. It could turn into something better, but it's more likely to turn into a game of cat and mouse as Iran continues to enrich weapons-grade material while hiding it from prying eyes.