Friday, August 7, 2015

My thoughts on the Iranian Nuclear Deal

This comic expresses my support for the Iranian Nuclear Deal. I chose this topic because polling shows that the majority of Americans oppose the deal.

I am one of those liberals who finds Obama to be too moderate. I consider Obama to be a more centrist politician. One of the issues on which I think Obama is far better than Romney would have been is on Iran. I regard diplomacy as a much better option to war.

I debated on how to tackle this topic. Mainly because there was a Rick, the Cryptozoologist issue a few years ago that dealt with this issue. It posited the idea that an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would only set it back a year, and would only embolden Iran. That is my main argument for diplomacy. Still, I wanted to do something different for this strip. I try my best not to retread.

I researched the arguments of those opposed to the Iranian Nuclear Deal. I didn't find many of their arguments to be serious. Perhaps hiding behind all the hyperbolic talk are some legitimate concerns. I haven't found them. What I see in people who attack the deal are people who don't like Iran. It seems to me that people don't like this deal because it doesn't remove the Iranian regime from power.

I can relate to these opponents of the deal in that I don't care for the Iranian government. I just don't think we should be the world's policeman. It isn't practical for the Untied States to simply wipe out everyone who disagrees with us. We won our philosophical debate with the Soviet Union without the need to invade their country. The United States instigated regime change in Iran before, and that did nothing to curb it's radicalism. Some would argue it did the opposite.

I find it hard to accept the arguments of those who express disgust at Iran for it's human rights record when they support doing business with governments that are just as bad, if not worse.

I would also point out that Benjamin Netanyahu has been making dire, apocalyptic predictions about Iran for years and none of them have come to pass. All in all, I think the Iran Nuclear Deal is good.

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