Of the P5+1 Geneva agreement Mark Steyn, the nationally syndicated columnist cranked up his sharpest satire and said, "the participants came to the talks with different goals: the Americans and Europeans wanted an agreement; the Iranians wanted nukes. Each party got what it came for."
Criticism has been heaped on Kerry's rush to get "any deal" and pretend to the world that it was a "good deal." Benjamin Netanyahu – with more at stake than anyone, it seems – called it "a mistake of historic proportions."
But, bad as the deal is for legitimizing Iran as a member of the planet's nuclear club, virtually all of the concern and analysis of what the future may hold has failed to include the collaborations of a critical partner and ally of the Iranians – North Korea.
The following lead editorial from Investor's Business Daily explains in considerable detail the joint efforts of two members of the Axis-of-Evil to develop next generation intercontinental ballistic missile delivery systems far more capable than what either regime has today.
"Perhaps (Secretary of State) John Kerry believes that Iran only wants ballistic missiles for peaceful purposes," says Michael Rubin, former Pentagon official and AEI scholar and Middle-East expert, who is quoted within the following text.
"The fact of the matter is that Kerry and crew left both ballistic missiles and the nuclear warhead trigger experimentation at Parchin (military site) off the table" during talks in Geneva, he said. "It's the diplomatic equivalent of installing a burglar alarm system in your house but leaving the keys in the door."
Kerry's Geneva agreement, already compared by many to Neville Chamberlain's infamous Munich accord with Adolph Hitler in 1938, might be even worse than first believed. The following IBD editorial is reprinted in its entirety:
Investor's Business Daily
As we shutter our ICBM squadrons and destroy our silos, Iran and North Korea are working on technology to deliver nukes Pyongyang already has and Tehran is a few centrifuge rotations from acquiring.