In an interview airing today and tomorrow on NPR, President Obama admits that his proposed nuclear deal will give Iran a path to acquire a nuclear bomb.
“Asked by NPR’s Steve Inskeep what Iran’s ‘breakout time’ will be 15 years from now, Obama said… ‘a matter of months,’” The Hill reports.
This is a key admission from a president who has repeatedly insisted that his deal “cuts off all pathways” to a bomb. But of course President Obama still doesn’t see any cause for concern:
“If the breakout time is extended for 15 years and then it goes back to where it is right now, why is that a bad deal?”
Mr. President, the fact that this agreement allows Iran to retain the capability to build a nuclear bomb within “a matter of months” makes this a bad deal in and of itself. But don’t forget it also:
The American people, as well as a growing number of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, oppose this deal because it fails the key question: will this make our country safer?
A deal that puts Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, just a few short steps from a nuclear weapon isn’t just a bad deal – it’s a dangerous deal. And it’s incredibly alarming that President Obama can’t see that.