Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on news reports of a possible deal between the United States and Iran.
"In true "lead from behind' fashion, the Obama Administration appears to be entertaining a deal that snatches defeat from the jaws of victory -- not unlike the precipitous withdrawal from Iraq or the contemplated "zero option' in Afghanistan. Relieving sanctions without a guarantee that Iran will end its nuclear program is foolish. For some reason, this Administration has yet to meet a red line it won't brush aside to accommodate our enemies. They must stop chasing the thrill of a deal at the expense of U.S. national security, and the security of our allies."