Most of the commentary on the Iran deal has focused on whether it is desirable or not – more particularly, whether this obviously imperfect deal is better than the alternative. While I don’t have expertise in these matters, my view for what it is worth is that the deal is a bad one that could turn out to be disastrous. We would be better off doing all we can to maintain the existing sanctions regime than signing on to this seriously problematic deal.
But the badness of this deal is not the focus of this post. Instead, it is that this deal represents yet another example of President Obama violating the law to pursue his objectives — objectives which could not lawfully be enacted. And this deal may represent the single worst policy outcome of all of Obama’s illegalities.