MIDGA, or Make the Iran Deal Great Again, appears to be 2020 Democratic presidential candidates’ unified foreign policy platform.
Several major 2020 Democratic presidential candidates want to resuscitate the Iran nuclear deal, the controversial Obama-era agreement that President Trump withdrew from in May 2018.
The report adds:
“The other 10 candidates did not respond to Al-Monitor’s request for comment, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke. All four voted for the deal in 2015, while O’Rourke was one of only 20 House members to vote against new Iran sanctions opposed by Obama in 2015.
And former Vice President Joe Biden, who is expected to announce whether he is running next month, remains a champion of the pact negotiated under his watch.”
President Trump withdrew from the Iran deal last year, citing its disastrous ramifications for American interests and global stability.
“The fact is this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will,” he said in remarks announcing his commitment to stopping Iran from acquiring nukes.
The agreement, decried by President Trump as the “worst deal in history,” gave the terrorist regime that rules Iran $150 billion, provided a road map to deliverable nuclear weapons, and allowed the Tehran regime’s unchecked advances throughout the Middle East. It also allowed Iran to quadruple annual aid to the Hezbollah terrorist group while continuing to fund and aid its worldwide terrorist and criminal proxies.
As I explained last year for Conservative Review, the Iran deal was not solely about nuclear weapons. The Iran deal was fundamentally an agreement designed to reorient the balance of power in the Middle East away from traditional U.S. allies and to restructure the region by providing a huge boost to the Tehran regime.
In the era of Orange Man Bad, whatever Trump does, 2020 Democrats must take the opposite approach, and this of course applies to U.S. foreign policy too. 2020 Democrats are pledging to re-engage in a weapons-grade disaster of an agreement with the world’s foremost state sponsor of international terrorism, U.S. national security interests be damned.