Nuke Deal Radioactive from Start
The same President who wants to put transgendered people on the front lines says we should trust his judgment on Iran.
That will be a tall order for most Americans, who have watched from the sidelines as this administration fumbles even the most basic foreign policy decisions. Now, almost seven years into his record of leading from behind, President Obama insists that his administration’s losing streak is over with a deal that our closest ally has described as a “historic mistake.”
Congress will have 60 days to review the deal that eases arms and economic restrictions on Iran. As a result of the deal, billions of dollars would flow to the regime — which, as most conservatives point out, will almost certainly fund more terrorism. In exchange, President Rouhani would offer his word that Iran would cut back its nuclear program. (A word, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points out, hasn’t exactly been iron-clad.)
“We were told to give President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif a chance to bring change and moderation to Iran,” Netanyahu has said. “Some change! Some moderation! Rouhani’s government hangs gays, persecutes Christians, jails journalists, and executes even more prisoners than before.”
Congress can reject the deal, sending it back to the White House for President Obama’s veto of that rejection — after which, stopping it would require a two-thirds vote from Congress. “Moving forward, I welcome a robust debate in Congress on the details of this deal,” the President claimed. But apparently not too robust — since he continues, “I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal.”
Meanwhile, Americans like Pastor Saeed Abedini have nothing to gain or lose in the agreement. Once again, the White House refused to make their release a condition of any deal. The same administration that moved heaven, earth, and five terrorists to get a traitor back has once again shrugged its shoulders at four Americans who sit as prisoners of the very regime he is negotiating with.
“I plead with Congress to ensure that my husband, an American citizen, is not left behind,” Saaed’s wife, Naghmeh, said in a statement. “I plead with each member of Congress to review the deal with our family at the forefront of their thoughts. Congress holds the key to bringing my husband home, to returning the father to my children.”
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