Conservatives supporting war with Iran are upset about the Iran Deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, an international agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015 by Iran, the European Union and the P5+1 countries – the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States – plus Germany.
On Tuesday, September 1, the Stop Iran Rally Coalition and the Jewish Rapid Response Coalition organized a pro-war protest rally outside the offices of Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York City on Tuesday urging her to withdrawal her support for the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Several pro-war protesters held signs asking “What part of death to America, death to Israel do you not understand?” and one could be heard shouting: “Impeach Obama now! Obama released $150 billion to the Iranian terrorist Nazi regime which is building nuclear gas chambers! How dare he!” Another individual can be observed holding an effigy of Obama with the words “Nuclear War Obama,” “Obama=Treason” and “Impeach Obama.”
As National Review reported, speakers included Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), former U.S. senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) and former CIA director James Woolsey,
These conservative-led efforts to derail the Iran nuclear deal were dealt a serious blow after “Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement,” according to a report by CNN.
Additionally, as NBC News reports: “If 41 Senators vote in support of the deal, it could kill a Resolution of Disapproval altogether.”
You can watch a short news clip on the protest, posted on YouTube by The Blaze:
Meanwhile, there is overwhelming support for the Iran Deal from experts: 70 renowned nuclear scientists, 29 top U.S. scientists, 36 U.S. generals and admirals, 60 senior national security leaders and over 100 former U.S. ambassadors all agree that the deal is the best option for peace. And a majority of Americans support the deal.
As Brave New Films notes, we all need to show our support for the Iran Deal.
“The choice we face is ultimately between
diplomacy and some form of war.”