Trust but verify but trust some more
The Associated Press reports:
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.If we weren't talking about a theological nutcase of a pariah nation getting the ultimate weapon, and inspiring at least three other Middle Eastern nations to do the same, this would be the occasion for a Saturday Night Live skit.
Iran, which has been developing its nuclear capabilities for years and lying about it.
Iran, which routinely shouts Death to America! and promises the extinction of Israel.
Iran, which supports terrorism throughout the Middle East and around the world.
Iran, which has effectively been at war with the United States since 1979!
Iran is going to inspect its own nuclear facilities and attest to their innocence! And the only judge of those affidavits will be an agency of the United Nations! And no American or Canadian can serve on the agency's inspections staff. And in the rather unlikely event that the Iranians would admit to a violation, the United Nations has no power to punish Iran in any way. And all this, spelled out in a secret agreement which apparently no American official has been allowed to read.