"We may have just encouraged more violence in the future than we have stopped."
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers sounded a litany of alarms Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union as he shared his thoughts on the deal the Obama administration struck with Middle Eastern foe Iran.
“We have just rewarded very bad and dangerous behavior. So think about what this agreement says. You can continue to enrich Uranium – that’s what the Iranians believe – and they have made no changes in the development of their nuclear weapons program and I can tell you that with a high degree of certainty. So, here is the leading nation-state of terror who tried to commit a political assassination right here in Washington, DC; that is believed to have contributed to the deaths of hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan; who continues to be the main driver between the incredible brutality in Syria; very active around the world in other political assassination attempts. And what have we done? We’ve taken away the one thing that has brought them to the table.”
You know what this administration loves to say – “the best deals are the ones nobody likes.” Maybe this is the kind of deal they’re always talking about?
“There is very strong bipartisan opposition to the deal. Our Arab League partners don’t like the deal. Israel doesn’t like the deal. And we may have just encouraged more violence in the future than we have stopped.”