Jim Webb talks with us about why he should be our next president.
Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb said Wednesday that he is “very skeptical” of the deal Western nations recently struck with Iran over its nuclear program, and said he worries the Democratic Party has become “less inclusive” and too focused on social issues.
James Webb of Virginia – lamenting that the deal doesn’t prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon, but rather, allows it. And that he was “trying to figure out” what the USA gets out of the deal based on the “vague guarantees” of examinations. “The United States should never accede to the point that Iran would acquire nuclear weapons”. “The bottom line is: Even if it all works, is this where we want to be in that region as a country with Iran having been so empowered in recent years”, he said, noting that he has been a proponent of improving relations with Iran and removing sanctions in a measured way that keeps regional balances in check. “So however you get through the checks and the measures as this agreement moves forward, it looks like that’s where we end up after ten years”.
To Rehm’s question if Webb is “most concerned about Israel?” He also stated that the deal “should have been a Congressional process from the beginning”.
Fellow Democratic competitors Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders all expressed cautious approval of the deal Tuesday.
In an interview with NBC news on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Iran has here two paths to the bomb”. Lawmakers have 60 days to vote to approve or disapprove the deal.
“It was not appropriate for (the flag) to continue flying over public areas because of the misuse that has taken place by some extremist groups for political and racist reasons”, Webb said on the show. “That’s a lot of time to flush a lot of meth down the toilet”.