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Submitted by Yehuda (Israel), Aug 30, 2015 at 08:47

One of the main drawbacks of the deal is that it removes sanctions and boosts the Iranian economy back to where it was in the 1990s. This has largely already happened, regardless of whether Congress or the Iranians accept the deal. Another is that it paves the way toward an Iranian nuclear weapon. This has also largely happened, regardless of whether Congress or the Iranians accept the deal.

Let's say both reject it. What is the situation then? The Russian S-300s still arrive in Iran, European and Asian trade are still resuming, and the Iranians are no further from the bomb than they were a year ago, and well on the way to achieving it.

So let Iran reject it for ideological reasons. They still get everything they wanted. Let Congress reject it. Obama has still sold the store to Iran and received nothing but sand in his face in return.

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