The Iran agreement does not offer an indefinite respite. When its restrictions on Iran's capacity to enrich lapse, concern could revive. This long-term problem cannot be solved through coercion or the use of force. It can only be solved by influencing Iran's nuclear decision-making and creating incentives for nuclear prudence.
The highest among our responsibilities is to treat others with dignity and respect, especially those who have a subaltern position in the construct of civilization (aka "the world"). I don't believe anyone has to share my faith to be pro-life in the same way I am. But that is in large part what motivates me to be pro-life
This week, 23 million of us tuned in to watch a debate among what Mike Huckabee called "The A-Team." He might be right, if the A stands for Alice in Wonderland, since through-the-looking-glass thinking was on full display. After multiple proud recitations of immigrant roots, the discussion moved on to how best to deport 11 million immigrants. And because Iran will treat the nuclear deal "like toilet paper," we should rip it up on Day One. Or perhaps the A is for Apocalyptic, since, according to Fiorina, Day One should involve "rebuilding the 6th Fleet" -- of a military already bigger than those of the next 10 nations combined. But the biggest looking-glass moment came from Jeb Bush, who said "there's one thing" he knows "for sure" about his brother: "he kept us safe." Well, yeah, except for...y'know. Alice woke up from her dream - whether this A-Team will remains to be seen.
The genie cannot be put back in the bottle and wars cannot "unhappen". Yet besides the humanitarian help which decency dictates should be offered to refugees, the resort to diplomacy instead of war would also help millions of people now fleeing their countries and trying to make a new life elsewhere.
Having an Iran deal opens the floodgates of economic opportunity, breaths new life into the middle class, and raises the standard of living, which are all vehicles of change. With the passing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal has done a lot more for positive transformation in Iran than sanctions ever could.