200 retired U.S. generals and admirals urge rejection of Iran Deal
DENVER—Nearly 200 retired U.S. generals and admirals penned a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the agreement, saying that it threatens national security, the Washington Post reported. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., refuses to take a clear position on the critical national security issue, despite his claim that playing politics “is the last thing we need.”
“The Iran Deal is the invitation card to Iran’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for their nuclear bomb,” said Advancing Colorado Executive DIrector Jonathan Lockwood. “Will Sen. Michael Bennet RSVP or send a clear NO? We don’t know, and we deserve to have a clear answer on this critical issue.”
From the Washington Post:
“Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who was vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, said he considers the agreement the most dangerous nuclear accord in U.S. history.
‘What I don’t like about this is, the number one leading radical Islamic group in the world is the Iranians,’ he said. ‘They are purveyors of radical Islam throughout the region and throughout the world. And we are going to enable them to get nuclear weapons. Why would we do that?’”
McInerney believes most retired general officers oppose the agreement, but he also believes some generals did not sign the letter because of feared negative career repercussions.
“When you have retired generals in fear of repercussions, it shows how dangerous the Obama Administration is on this issue,” added Lockwood. “Will Sen. Michael Bennet stand with the American people and the Coloradans he represents, or will he choose to side with foreign terrorists and special interests, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama?”
The Associated Press released a shocking report that revealed Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a military site where it is suspected of conducting nuclear weapons work, under the terms of a secret agreement it signed with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
According to Newsweek, the unprecedented arrangement, which would, “involve Iranian personnel providing photos, videos and environmental samples from the Parchin military complex to the IAEA,” has fueled “concerns that the IAEA investigation of Iran’s past work on developing nuclear warheads will amount to little more than a public relations exercise.”
Multiple senior officials have said the Iranian nuclear deal will help the Islamic Republic fund its global terrorist operations. Their terrorist operations include the financial backing of Hamas and other regional groups.
Reports were released that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., a key supporter of the Iran Deal, may filibuster a Senate vote on the disapproval of the deal. The Iran Deal has bipartisan opposition and while senators on both sides of the aisle are lining up to declare their position on the deal, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has remained silent.