With so much going on in the world, Judge Jeanine Pirro gave two opening statements on last night’s “Justice.”

Judge Jeanine first focused on President Obama's framework for a nuclear deal with Iran.

She said she wants to believe the president when he says that the U.S. and its allies will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but she has trouble trusting him based off past experiences.

"I want to believe the president," Judge Jeanine said. "But why are people in Iran dancing in the streets? Is this just a love story? Or are we sleeping with the enemy?"

"To me, this is like your close friends telling you the night before your wedding that you're making a big mistake. That they know it's a bad deal, that everyone might be happy now, but down the road, the marriage will end on a sour note. The difference is, when this love story ends, our 'ex' is going to have a nuclear bomb."

Watch Judge Jeanine's first opening statement above and read the full transcript below. And be sure to check out Judge Jeanine's second opening statement.


I want to congratulate President Obama for the framework of this historic deal. On this weekend that holds such religious significance to so many around the world, I want to be charitable in my discussion.

The effort to maintain peace in the Middle East, a hotbed of instability, with the world's major sponsor of terrorism is extremely important. Here's the president discussing the fundamental agreement on the framework for a nuclear deal.

“Today the United States together with our allies and partners has reached a historic understanding with Iran, which if fully implemented, will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” – President Obama on Thursday

Prevented from obtaining a nuclear weapon? Now it's Holy Week, and I want to believe those words. But common sense tells you the decision to believe someone depends on prior experiences with them.

Translation: given Benghazi and that despicable video, and "you can keep your health care plan and doctor," and there’s not a smidgeon of corruption in the IRS and Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction. Do I need to keep going?

But I want to believe the president. This is just too important, not only for us but for our children and grandchildren. There are two sides to every deal. How do we know if we can trust the other side? How do we know if we can trust Iran?

But I guess we don't have to worry because our president has us covered:

“If Iran cheats, the world will know. If we see something suspicious, we will inspect it.” – President Obama on Thursday

Here's the problem: the Iranians tried to keep their underground fortress, Fordow, a secret from us and the rest of the world when they were building it.

And, assuming that inspectors can even find evidence of non-compliance, the resolution process would take so long who knows what the Iranians would accomplish in that time?

And why are the common folk in Iran jumping up and down? If it's such a great deal for them, why do I feel like it's not such a great deal for us? Why do the optics look wrong? Why aren't we dancing in the streets celebrating?  I do want to believe the president, but there are those who say this is simply a bad deal:

“Let me put this in very direct terms. This framework leaves the Iranian nuclear infrastructure intact, the same infrastructure that will allow Iran in the future to develop atomic bombs to be used against adversaries in the Middle East.” – Dore Gold on “Hannity”

I want to believe the president. But why are people in Iran dancing in the streets? Is this just a love story? Or are we sleeping with the enemy?

Now we dined with Iran in Swiss palaces last week. And secret letters from our president to Iran’s leaders. We were jilted on Sunday, but by Thursday were re-engaged.

To me, this is like your close friends telling you the night before your wedding that you're making a big mistake. That they know it's a bad deal, that everyone might be happy now, but down the road, the marriage will end on a sour note.

The difference is, when this love story ends, our "ex" is going to have a nuclear bomb.

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