Krauthammer on Iran Negotiations: "When The Extent Of This Is Clear There Will Be A Huge Rebellion Against It"


CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, politically here, I think you have a growing opposition. I think people are becoming stunned by the degree to which this administration has acquiesced. A.B. [Stoddard] says we don't have a deal. But it's even worse, this is the American offer. So i we are going to have a deal in the end it will be even weaker than this. Iran has walked us from a position where we said no enrichment, no development of a nuke, all the way to the point where we are legitimizing it, we're granting it and we are saying, 'Well, we want to make sure it doesn't have a bomb today.' Its best objective, its best hope is that Iran will be a year away if everything works out in this deal. One year in the life of the world away at which point it could develop a weapon and in ten years it could be right on the edge in the threshold of having a nuclear weapon. But it will legitimizes it. It isn't as if it it's going to be a rogue state any worse than have any sanctions. And that is what I think the world and the opposition here at home is swallowing and when I think the extent of this is clear there is going to be a huge rebellion against it.

BRET BAIER, SPECIAL REPORT: Let me ask this, if the Obama administration says, 'Okay, listen, we are going to bend over backwards to try. And if the Iranians say no then we had bent over backwards and when the world has to go to war the U.S. has tried.'

KRAUTHAMMER: And what if Iran says yes?

BAIER: That's the issue.

A.B. STODDARD, THE HILL: You don't believe that the opposition in Congress will do anything to shift the terms of this negotiation in the next 4 weeks?

KRAUTHAMMER: We've already given them the store and the key and the warehouse next door and we're going to retract that? This administration is desperate to have an agreement and it has shown on every issue at every step of the way it will give it away to get an agreement.

STEPHEN HAYES: Even on verification it depends heavily on the good faith of the Iranian regime. You never want to be in the position to depend on the good faith of the Iranian regime.

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