September 4, 2015 by Chris Kite
The nuclear deal with Iran is complex. It involves multiple nations, sanctions, inspections, and elimination of nuclear facilities, and it involves lots of science. Since Republicans tend not to believe in science (global climate change, evolution come to mind, hysteria over Ebola), that explains why they are against the Iran deal.
The fact is, science insures that the Iranians can’t just clean up a site that we want to inspect, while they delay the inspection. This is a great article that explains why nuclear work can’t just be swept or washed away once the inspectors notify Iran that they want to inspect a site. The science is complex, but understanding isn’t.
I’m guessing Republicans think this science is not yet proven, just like evolution and global climate change. Or, that they know better than the scientists, like when they told us everyone in America was going to die from Ebola because we didn’t stop people from Africa from coming into our country.