The news from the Iranian nuclear program negotiations in Vienna just keeps getting worse.
Now, it seems like the United States is going to give up on military inspections that could be anything close to effective.
From the AFP:
“We have worked out a process that we believe will ensure that the IAEA has the access it needs,” the administration official told reporters.
“The entry point isn’t we must be able to get into every military site, because the United States of America wouldn’t allow anybody to get into every military site, so that’s not appropriate,” the official said.
“There are conventional purposes, and there are secrets that any country has that they are not willing to share,” the first American official said.
Take a look at that bolded statement, because that’s what it all comes down to. If you needed any further evidence that our government is much more interested in playing nice with the Iranians than actually solving the problem at hand, then here it is. “That’s not appropriate” is reasoning that might have worked in high school, but in the real world, we are telling the one of the most dangerous and least trustworthy states in the world exactly where they can building nuclear weapons without worrying about being discovered.
Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard sums it up well: