Letters to the Editor

Counter to common sense

President Barack Obama believes he is capable of adding his personal legacy to the past achievements of our Founding Fathers. Before Americans give their blessings to Obama’s plan to curtail the nuclear threats of a rogue state, it is very important to measure his proposals against common sense.

Common sense is at least partially founded upon the lessons that have been learned through past experiences. We only need to recall the world’s experience with Nazi Germany and other similar instances of political fanaticism to determine if common sense validates Obama’s efforts to negotiate an end to Iran’s dream of achieving worldwide dominance through nuclear tyranny. Measured against the common sense standard of past history and contrary to Obama’s conclusions, nations that are determined to enlarge their areas of political control will not voluntarily surrender their dreams through negotiated agreements.

The restrictive terms of Obama’s plan will expire after 10 years. Iran may then appear upon the world’s stage as a fully legitimate nuclear power. A temporary postponement in Iran’s fanatical determination to acquire nuclear weapons will not produce any kind of positive legacy for the United States or for the world.

In a very convoluted manner, Obama's plan actually gives Iran the future capacity to act as a full-blown nuclear terrorist. If Obama’s agreement with Iran is eventually implemented, the world will one day learn whether America is resilient enough to withstand the foolish decisions of a very foolish president.

Chris Tabing