It is gratifying to learn that our Congressional Democrats have enough votes in the Senate to forestall Republican attempts to squash the Iran deal or even force a presidential veto. Though it has taken awhile for some leading Democrats to find their voices (and political courage) on this issue, the final vote for support seems to be the correct way to go.
The Republican theory of foreign policy has become rather simplistic: issue ultimatums backed by a threat of war. This they regard as being less risky and more patriotic, but does, of course, make the possibility of war far more likely. To be fair, Democrats have often supported this very same foreign policy approach, especially in regard to the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
But these days more and more Democrats, including those who run the White House, are, despite the ongoing catastrophe of drone warfare and the endless bombing in Iraq against ISIL, coming to understand that war must be avoided through diplomacy. So the Democrats are with their support of the administration’s Iran deal moving toward the more humane and less risky foreign policy of a true democracy.