The irony is laughable. The New York Daily News attempting to take itself and the Obama Administration to the high road on the Iranian nuclear giveaway negotiations is just precious.
The editors accuse the GOP of “un-patriot games”, “treachery”, “betrayal of the U.S. constitutional system”, “petulant”, “condescending”, “stunt”, “coloration”, “embarrassment to the Senate and to the nation”, “juvenilia”, “trespassed on presidential turf”, “patronizing Iran’s leaders”, “sabotage Obama”, “Horrendously, every member of the Republican Senate Leadership signed the letter”, “Only seven Republicans showed enough sense not to go along”, “faith breaking frauds”. Other than that, the GOP is a bunch of great guys.
The Obama Administration, complete with phone and pen in hand, have made a mockery of the rule of law and the Constitution for over six years running now. They have rewritten existing law as in the case of the automaker bankruptcies, they have utilized the Justice Dept. as a political prop in taking prosecutorial discretion to a level of partisanship never before imagined. Etc., etc., etc.
Then there is lovable quote in explaining their admiration of the Iranians.
All true, and unquestionably not news to Iran’s leaders, who may be murderous zealots, but are by no means morons.
Thank goodness the murderous zealots aren’t morons! Apparently we feel quite comfortable in extending trust with a genocidal weapon, but since they aren’t moronic, murderous zealots all is well.
The funniest line of this comedic review of the GOP letter?
The plain intent was to sabotage Obama by pushing the Iranians into balking at a deal out of fear that a turn of the U.S. political wheel could doom the pact in the not-so-distant future.
The Iranians balking at a deal? Really? When they have to give up nothing whatsoever except to agree to mislead weapons inspectors in exchange for having the sanctions lifted? Why on earth would Valerie Jarretts’ cohorts ever be swayed by a letter pointing out what they already know? After all, they aren’t morons, correct?
To the left, and all other supporters of arming Iran with a nuclear weapon, I would simply say this. Relax. Obama has no concern over some future administration undoing his “handiwork” as the Daily News calls it. It won’t tarnish his legacy as the diplomat who succeeded in getting Iran to unclench its fist and join the rest of the world as a responsible citizen. Besides, has the GOP ever undone anything Obama has done even when they have had the votes?
Iran isn’t losing any sleep either. They will continue to pursue their nuclear ambitions, deal or no deal. More importantly, they will continue on without regard to the petty political war between the American left and right. If they can succeed in swindling Obama into giving away the house, all the better.
UPDATE – after this post had gone to press, this story was released highlighting the point that Iran wins either way and any talk of the GOP scaring them off due to our Constitution is silly.
Iran’s foreign minister and chief negotiator in nuclear talks with the West declared victory for his country, stating that no matter how the negotiations end, Tehran has come out “the winner,” according to remarks made on Tuesday and presented in the country’s state-run press.
Any deal Obama makes is pure fluff. Particularly to those of us who have weighed the evidence and believe Iran already possesses the components to construct a nuclear weapon anyway. They only need to work on perfecting a delivery system.