Harry Reid: Support Iran Deal Because Dick Cheney Opposes It

| by Sean Kelly

In an interview with CNN, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said there’s one good reason to support the Iran deal — Dick Cheney’s opposition to it.

“I'm sorry, I cannot hold back a smile,” Reid said hours after Cheney expressed his opposition to the nuclear deal.

“There are a lot of good reasons for this deal. But the best is that Cheney's against it," the Nevada Senator added. "I mean, think about this: The architect of the worst foreign policy decision in the history of America — to invade Iraq. Look what it has done. Why would anyone with any degree of intelligence agree with him?"

Cheney blasted the deal in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, saying that it “will give Iran the means to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.” and calling it “madness.”

Reid also spoke in support of the deal during a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Tuesday. 

“We can take the strongest step ever toward blocking Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, or we can block this agreement and all but ensure Iran will have the fissile material it would need to make a bomb in a matter of months,” he said. “We cannot have it both ways.”

Sources: CNN, Huffington Post

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