Quarterback Sneak on Iran

Dr. Joseph Frager,

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Dr. Joseph Frager
The writer is a leading American pro-Israel activist who sponsors and coordinates many Zionist events. He is clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases) at the Einstein School of Medicine as well as a practicing physician.

It is Football season in America. The President is an avid Sports enthusiast.

He knows all the moves. He wants a deal with Iran no matter what. By all accounts, the President is ready to make a deal with Iran on Nov. 24th that allows Uranium enrichment capacity and more Centrifuges than is acceptable to prevent the making of a Nuclear Weapon. It is the old Quarterback Sneak. It has the "appearance" of a deal but in reality is far from that. It would remove all Sanctions on Iran and at the same time allow them to proceed with their ultimate goal of acquiring a Nuclear Weapon.

Mortimer Zuckerman, the Owner and Publisher of U,S News and World Report, as well as the New York Daily News in an interview recently said that in his dealings with the President, the President seemed more interested in "appearances" than in "substance". The Iranian Crisis is a case in point. Mr. Zuckerman further went on to say that if the President made the deal that now seems to be on the Table and bypasses Congress which at the moment seems to be his plan especially if the majority of both the House and the Senate are in the hands of the Republicans then it would force Israel to attack Iran's Nuclear Facilities on its own. It is not a coincidence that the November 24th date was chosen by the President.

He certainly did not want to make a "Bad Deal" right before the Mid-Term elections. As fate would have it the President is prepared to act without Congress on the most important issue of his Presidency and of the world today.Bypassing Congress on Iran is in itself a mockery of the Constitution. It is unacceptable in a Democracy based upon checks and balances. The President will face incredible opposition and probably will face impeachment proceedings. A Bad Deal is worse than No Deal. If the Iranians were truly serious and trustworthy Congress would go along.

The Election on November 4th in many ways is a Referendum on the President's Policies especially as it relates to Iran. If the President simply disregards and dismisses the results with a wave of his hand then he will hurt the Democratic Party even more than heretofore. I would hope there would be a caucus of Democrats that would oppose the Quarterback Sneak. I would certainly hope that the Democratic hopefuls for the Presidency would not want to fumble the football by being silent on the World's most Dangerous Threat.