We’ve already established that Chuck Schumer knows more about non-proliferation and Iran than trained diplomats, national security experts, arms control experts, nuclear scientists, and more diplomats. But did you know that Chuck Schumer also knows more about the military risks post by the Iran deal than actual military people? It must be true:
Three dozen retired generals and admirals released an open letter Tuesday supporting the Iran nuclear deal and urging Congress to do the same.
Calling the agreement “the most effective means currently available to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,” the letter said that gaining international support for military action against Iran, should that ever become necessary, “would only be possible if we have first given the diplomatic path a chance.”
Signers of the military letter include retired general and flag officers from every branch of service. They include four-star Marine Gens. James Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Joseph P. Hoar, former head of the U.S. Central Command; and Gens. Merrill McPeak and Lloyd W. Newton of the Air Force.
“There is no better option to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon,” the letter said. “Military action would be less effective than the deal, assuming it is fully implemented. If the Iranians cheat, our advanced technology, intelligence and the inspections will reveal it, and U.S. military options remain on the table.”
Boy, that Chuck Schumer sure must be smart to know so much more about so much stuff than all of these other people. No wonder Senate Democrats want to make him their leader.
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