It’s beginning to look like some Democrats have decided that making America a safer place is more important than Barack Obama and John Kerry’s “legacies.”
It seems as though both Obama and Kerry are hoping that historians will forget their life history and only remember the deal with Iran when books are written.
Personally we even think that is a pretty stupid hope, given that any reasonable commentator understands that the deal currently on the table with the Iranians is a virtual lock on nuclear war at least in the Middle East.
Aside from the obvious problems that this “agreement” with Iran has – see below – from the perspective of law and policy Pres. Obama’s actions are an affront to the Constitution and to the American public.
Sen. Tom Cotton was right he drafted a letter, signed by forty-six other Republicans, addressed the terrorist regime in Iran. According to the United States Constitution treaties must be ratified by a two thirds vote of the United States Senate. The president is refusing to submit any deal for review.
Thanks to Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker it looks like President Barack I is about to get a bipartisan smack down. Corker has legislation pending in the Senate that will require any deal with Iran to be approved by the Senate. Obama has vowed to veto any legislation that requires congressional review. The good news is it looks like there will be enough Democrats on board with Corker’s legislation to override a veto.
The White House is insisting that there is agreement on the basic framework for the deal. We should also remember, especially given Hillary Clinton’s announcement of her presidential candidacy over the weekend, that the United States has real history with frameworks for negotiating the nuclear ambitions of our enemies.
The Obama and Kerry assurances fly in the face of reality. There are five major points of apparent disagreement between White House talking points and Iran’s terrorist government with regard to the framework
Sanctions. Kerry and Obama are insisting that the remaining economic sanctions will be lifted in phases. The Mullahs are insisting that remaining sanctions will be lifted immediately.
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