To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Observercast

‘We Cannot Bomb Our Way To Peace’

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BY JAMES STOVALL

The Obama Administration, along with other major powers, have persuaded Iran to subject itself to the most thorough inspection regime ever imposed on any country in the history of the world. Iran will be dismantling vast portions of their nuclear energy program.

Those who oppose the nuclear deal with Iran seem to be locked inside a box that depends upon military violence to achieve our nations objectives. Bombing Iran or going to war will not rein in the bad behavior of the Iranian regime.

Richard Nixon reached meaningful deals with China. Ronald Reagan made deals with the Soviet Union, otherwise known as the evil empire. Many will oppose the deal simply because Obama is the primary architect of the Iran nuclear deal.

The United States will still have the option of military action in the event that Iran develops nuclear weapons or presents a serious threat to Israel. No one is asleep at the wheel.

We cannot bomb our way to peace. Diplomacy has a much better track record of resolving disagreements than war.

The mindless opposition to anything proposed by the president doesn’t serve us well. Those who continually criticize the president at every turn no matter what need to put aside their concerns over who will get the credit for this giant step toward improved relations with an old enemy.

James Stovall lives in Oklahoma City and is an occasional contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.