Off the Record

Greta: Good deal or bad deal with Iran? It's impossible to know right now

'Off the Record,' 4/2/15: We've heard lots of opinions, but we don't have specific details. One thing is certain: No one wants Iran to have a nuclear weapon

 

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. Good deal or bad deal with Iran?

I bet you have heard lots of opinions. And tonight you may have one yourself. It's too bad we don't have the all-important specific details. They don't exist. We only have a generalized framework, and that's simply not enough to know if we have a good deal or a dangerous one and whether the world has been saved from a rogue nation gaining the ultimate weapon or if we have just been hanged by a country that is history blind.

But one thing is certain: No one in his right mind wants Iran to have a nuclear weapon. That would change the world forever -- and in the worst possible way.

So, while there are many skeptics to this framework -- and I understand why -- we don't have the all-important details. Let's not forget the words of a former US president at another very important time in history:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

RONALD REAGAN, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Trust but verify.

(Laughter)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (SPOKEN IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You repeat that at every meeting.

(Laughter)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

And that's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.