Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

GOP Opposition to the Nuclear Deal

Under no circumstances should the Republican Party ever be allowed to return to power in the United States.

By Daniel Larison

The American Conservative

Steve Rhodes / cc

Jacob Heilbrunn warns the GOP against rejecting the nuclear deal:

It would be a profound mistake for the GOP to conclude that it can profit politically by bashing the deal during the 2016 presidential campaign. It won’t. Instead, the party would seem a fortiori to be stuck in even more of a time warp.

Republicans in Congress are eager to make this mistake. Bob Corker’s reaction to the announcement of the nuclear deal was typical of the Republican responses:

“I begin with skepticism because two years ago we had a roguish country with a boot on its neck and we went from dismantling their [nuclear] program to managing their proliferation [bold mine-DL],” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) told reporters Tuesday.


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