It’s interesting that the same worthies on campus who clamor to disinvest from Israel have yet to endorse sanctions on Iran. It should be noted that, as Clare Lopez points out in a report for the Center for Security Policy, the Iranian government employs a Washington lobby whose primary purpose is to get sanctions lifted on the renegade regime.
Moreover, as Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institution notes, though rich in oil, Iran lacks refineries proportionate to its natural resources. Thus, sanctions may affect the government of Teheran whether it wants to admit it or not.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.