The congressional debate on the Iran nuclear deal is over. President Obama has prevailed. The United States will implement the P5+1 agreement with Iran. Israel will have to live with it. In sharp contrast with Washington, no real public discussion of the deal’s details was ever conducted in Israel. Most of the opposition patriotically sided with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who dismissed the deal with the kneejerk pronouncement that it “paved the way to a nuclear Iran.” The public did not demand an explanation of the prime minister’s reasoning. Netanyahu said it was a bad deal. End of story.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.