Monday, November 25, 2013

Eric Cantor Lies About the Iran Deal

By Daniel McAdams

Infuriated by the surprise agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran on the first round of confidence-building measures, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has taken to out and out falsification to trash-talk the deal. And he lets loose with a couple of whoppers.

In a press release yesterday, Cantor wrote:

The text of the interim agreement with Iran explicitly and dangerously recognizes that Iran will be allowed to enrich uranium when it describes a 'mutually defined enrichment program' in a final, comprehensive deal. It is clear why the Iranians are claiming this deal recognizes their right to enrich.
This is the classic bait-and-switch of Cantor and his warmongering allies: pretend that Iran has no right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes as a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and when an agreement such as this does not deny Iran the right to enrich, claim that a new right has been established by this "bad deal." Then hope that no one can actually read the NPT.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

  1. Let the people eat cake! Kill the bastards, irrespective of the truth!! Our politicians are blood thirsty vampires through and through!