The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: Proposed Iran Deal ‘a Free Ride’ for Regime

Charles Krauthammer blasted the recently discussed nuclear deal with Iran Monday night, arguing that it reduces leverage over the Middle East nation and would do nothing to halt its nuclear program.

“The only way Iran would ever give up nukes — ever — is if the regime has a sense that it is threatened. That is the only thing that would stop them,” he said during a panel appearance on Special Report.

“So here we are at a point of maximum leverage, and what does the so-called deal offer? It . . . weakens the infrastructure of the sanctions, allows the Iranians to deal in oil and gold, and gives them a doubling of their cash on hand. . . . And it does nothing about the infrastructure of their nuclear program,” he said. “In other words, it takes away our leverage and it gives them a free ride.”

NRO Staff — Members of the National Review Online editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

Most Popular


An Idea for Student Loans: Get Rid of Them

Here is a three-part plan for something practical the federal government could do to relieve college-loan debt. Step 1: The federal government should stop making college loans itself and cease guaranteeing any such loans. Step 2: It should prohibit educational lending by federally regulated financial institutions ... Read More

A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats

The crisis of the Democrats is becoming more evident each week. Those of us who have been loudly predicting for years that the Russian-collusion argument would be exposed as a defamatory farce, and that the authors of it would eventually pay for it, are bemused at the fallback position of the Trump-haters: that ... Read More
White House


Some of you will be familiar with a lefty, partisan Democratic organization called MoveOn, formerly MoveOn.Org. It was founded during an investigation into President Bill Clinton’s shenanigans (which were not, Democratic mythology notwithstanding, strictly sexual in nature) and argued that it was time for the ... Read More

Why ‘Stop Sanders’?

'Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?” T. S. Eliot asked. “Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” And where is the intelligence we have lost in cleverness? Cleverness is the plague of our political classes, an influenza of the intellect. The consultants are always trying to ... Read More