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Dick Morris: Iranian Regime Change Is 'Out the Window'

By    |   Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 07:37 PM

Any chance for a regime change in Tehran is "out the window" with the newly inked Iran nuclear proliferation agreement, political commentator Dick Morris told Newsmax TV.

In an interview Thursday with "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner, Morris, author of "Power Grab," says economic deprivation triggered by sanctions on Tehran was "fulminating tremendous discontent," and giving hope for a change to a more moderate government.

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"But [Iranian officials] have been holding that in check by the promise that the sanctions will be lifted and now Obama has delivered on the ayatollah's promise," Morris said.

"So now there's going to be more than enough money for subsidies for everyone, and reduced gas prices and free rents, and food will be at very low prices."

Morris asserts lifting sanctions will provide Tehran with "money to subsidize people and they'll buy them off and now any chance for a regime change is out the window."

Morris urges the GOP to press its case with the American public: that the deal with Iran will not prevent Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.

"The rhetoric and the debate will have a great effect," he said. "It will make people understand what a Swiss cheesy document this is. Totally full of holes and it begs the ultimate question which is that even if it does stop Iran for 10 years, it rolls out a red carpet to let them become a nuclear terror after 10 years is over courtesy of the world."

Morris said Hillary Clinton's role in the deal will prove difficult for her on the campaign trail as well as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

"You have Hillary having to run for president not only defending the deal, but having helped write it even as there would be increasing evidence piling on that Iran is violating it, even as the sanctions are lifted," Morris said.

"This is going to happen in real time during the campaign and she's going to have to explain why this inspector isn't allowed there, why this base can't be opened here, why they didn't make this disclosure on time — all of those details are going to come out."

And those disclosures, he said, are "going to exacerbate people's correct feelings of distrust in Iran," and make Clinton's defense of it "damn ear indefensible."

As for the next resident of the White House, an "incredible challenge" lies ahead, Morris noted.

"The United States is now perceived around the world as handcuffed by Obama, an absolute cream puff," he says. "If you want a change in the U.S. position, just wait five minutes, they'll give in. No threat is seen as credible coming from the United States."

A new president, he says, "can change that fairly quickly but it's going to be a tremendously important task."

"The other element is that in the Middle East allowing Iran to go nuclear demands that Saudi Arabia and Egypt and Turkey go nuclear also," he noted. "That means that the next time there's a border skirmish with Israel, that could be a nuclear war that could spread around the world and destroy the planet. It takes the most explosive region in the world, and it [loads it own] with nuclear weapons."

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