Thursday, July 16, 2015

How to Evaluate the Iran Deal

Arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis:
I see it as a really straightforward measure to slow down an enrichment program that was going gangbusters.

So you ask, "Does it slow it down?" Yes. "Does it slow it down in a way that is verifiable?" Yes. "Does it slow it down more than bombing it would?" Yes. "Okay, good deal."
Like Lewis, arms control experts have generally been positive about the deal. I loved this line from Lewis:
Well, there was always a deal to be had here if reasonable people could make reasonable compromises. I never really count on that, but it seems like they did it.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

The world's best experts on the matter of weapons proliferation pretty much all agree that the Iran deal was a good idea.

I can't help but think maybe they should be the ones given a say in our political apparatus, rather than the idiots and conmen who manage to get elected to congress.