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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Shocking: Some Agree W/the American Taliban Wing that President Obama is Naive/That He and His Team Have Negotiated an Agreement Actually Giving Iran the Bomb!
^^^ Anyone who believes this is what our leadership is doing, please cite your evidence in the comments section ~ I'd really like to see it if it exists. I'd also like to separate people out who are "making common cause" with the Supreme Leader of Iran. TY
I am not going to go crazy here. My premise is, if one is willing to read one more thing related to the Iran Agreement I can honestly make an educated guess that one follows the news and that one knows how to Google the source at the White House to verify if what is being reported is true or not.
For the unpersuaded, though, I am going to provide:
ONE. Links to the President's speech at American University (video and text on August 6, 2015, plus the deal, itself) in case you missed it and;
TWO. A link to CNN's Press Room Blog covering in clips and text President Obama's interview on Fareed Zakaria GPS today (August 9, 2015) in case you missed it and;
THREE. For those who should know better, especially those currently working in Congress, I am going to highlight what might be the President's most controversial comment, to date, his view that a segment of U.S. congressional hardliners are comparable to a segment of Iranian hardliners where, I think when all is said and done, the bottom line lies ~ who are we with? The engagers? Or, the non-engagers?
I'm also going to provide links that will allow for immediate Tweeting of some of this material if anyone would like to share it!
This is what the President said in his speech:
" ... In fact, it’s those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It’s those hardliners chanting “Death to America” who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus. ... "
This is how the President answered the question when Zakaria asked it:
" ... ZAKARIA: In your speech at American University, you made a comparison. You said that Iran's hardliners were making common cause with Republicans. It's come under a lot of criticism. Mitch McConnell says even Democrats who oppose the deal should be insulted.
The Wall Street Journal says that this rhetoric shows that you've abandoned the hope of getting any Republicans, or even moderate Democrats, and you are targeting this message to the hard core of House Democrats who are going to sustain your veto.
OBAMA: Fareed, your question is about politics. Let me talk about substance.
What I said is absolutely true factually. The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds Force, hardliners who are implacably opposed to any cooperation with the international community. And there's a reason for that, because they recognize that if, in fact, this deal gets done, that rather than them being in the driver's seat with respect to the Iranian economy, they are in a weaker position.
And the point I was simply making is that if you look at the facts, the merits of this deal, then you will conclude that not only does it cut off a pathway for Iran getting a nuclear weapon, but it also establishes the most effective verification and inspection regime that's ever been put in place.
It also ensures that we are able to monitor what they do with respect to stockpiles, plutonium, their underground facility. And that it does not ask us to relinquish any of the options that we might need to exercise if, in fact, Iran cheated or if at some point they decided to try to break out.
And so the reason that Mitch McConnell and the rest of the folks in his caucus who oppose this jumped out and opposed it before they even read it, before it was even posted, is reflective of a ideological commitment not to get a deal done.
ZAKARIA: You don't think you're...
OBAMA: And in that sense, they do have a lot in common with hardliners who are much more satisfied with the status quo.
ZAKARIA: You don't think you're going to get any Republican...
OBAMA: Well, I didn't say that. What I said was that there are those who, if they did not read the bill before they announced their opposition, if they are not able to offer plausible reasons why they wouldn't support the bill or plausible alternatives in preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, other than potential military strikes, then that would indicate that they're not interested in the substance of the issue, they're interested in the politics of the issue. ..."
And finally, it is important to note that the public servants charged with implementing the Obama Doctrine are also NOT fighting to give Iran a nuclear weapon! No, they are fighting to give peace a chance, to shift this nation from an old 20th Century might is right first national security strategy to a new 21st Century shift engagement first national strategy!
^^^ Secretary Kerry and Members of the U.S. Negotiating Team After EU, P5+1 Reached Iran Nuclear Agreement in Vienna
President Obama? The Supreme Leader of Iran?
You can Tweet the President's American University speech on Iran here
You can Tweet the Iranian Nuclear deal here
You can Tweet CNN's Press Room Blog here
G., aka Partisan Democrat
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