To me, this says it all. Imagine if Churchill had become Prime Minister in early 1939 (before Hitler occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia), and pulled out of the Munich Agreement. Neville Chamberlain, furious at the action by his successor, writes an article, praising the Munich accord, and it gets published, complete with portrait, by the Nazi official paper the Volkischer Beobachter.
Clearly, the folks who love to chant “Death to America,” also love their Barack Obama!
The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working – that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S. Secretary of Defense. The JCPOA is in America’s interest – it has significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program. And the JCPOA is a model for what diplomacy can accomplish – its inspections and verification regime is precisely what the United States should be working to put in place with North Korea. Indeed, at a time when we are all rooting for diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, walking away from the JCPOA risks losing a deal that accomplishes – with Iran – the very outcome that we are pursuing with the North Koreans.