The Iranian Nuclear Agreement may be the most significant diplomatic event since the collapse of the USSR. Here is a run down on where things stand as forces line up, pro and con.
The Iran political establishment supports the nuclear agreement.
The U.S. political establishment, Obama: Yes; Republicans and some Democrats: Probably Not.
The 51st state: Bad deal. "Improvements" to help destroy the agreement.
The 51st state and U.S. Congressional Republicans: Kill it.
MORE 4/10/15: Senate Democrats who are Jewish and/or who have large Jewish constituencies have a complex set of issues to work through. The NYTimes focuses on Senator Charles Schumer (D.-NY) who has never held back from support for Israel: "Schumer is Squeezed on Various Sides Over Iran Deal." Will he support Obama? Stay tuned. The Forward has a parallel story with more comment from inside the Jewish community: "Will Chuck Schumer Side with Republicans over President Obama."
Fifty bipartisan diplomatic, military, security officials: Trust and verify.
Madeleine Albright, Graham Allisonm, Michael Armacost, Samuel R. Berger, Zbigniew Brzezinski,Nicholas Burns, James Cartwright, Gen Stephen Cheney, BrigGen Joseph Cirincione, Chester A. Crocker, Ryan C. Crocker, Suzanne DiMaggio, James Dobbins, Robert Einhorn, William J. Fallon, Michèle Flournoy, Leslie H. Gelb, William Harrop, Stephen B. Heintz, Carla A. Hills James Hoge, Nancy L. Kassebaum, Frank Kearney, Daniel C. Kurtzer, Carl Levin, Winston Lord, William Luers, Richard Lugar, Jessica T. Mathews, William G. Miller, Richard Murphy, Vali Nasr, Joseph Nye, Eric Olson, George Perkovich, Thomas R. Pickering, Paul R. Pillar, Nicholas Platt, Joe R. Reeder, William A. Reinsch, J. Stapelton Roy, Barnett Rubin, Gary Samore, Brent Scowcroft, Joe Sestak, Gary Sick, Jim Slattery, Anne-Marie Slaughter, James Stavridis, Adm James Walsh, Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Timothy E. Wirth, Frank G. Wisner, Anthony C. Zinni.
UPDATE: Iran's "Supreme" leader enters the fray: does the bad cop/good cop routine? undercuts the neogtiations? works with Netanyahu to scotch any agreement? Which is it? Or is it something else?
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