Courtesy of The Guardian:
The White House was desperately trying to contain a congressional revolt against its tentative nuclear deal with Iran on Friday, amid concern that hardliners in Washington could sink the agreement before it has even been finalized.
Republicans and some Democrats are demanding a say over the framework agreement, which would drastically cut Tehran’s nuclear program in return for relief of sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy.
Barack Obama, who has called several key legislators over the last 24 hours to convince them of the merits of the deal outlined in Switzerland, insists it will cut off every pathway that Iran could take to a nuclear weapon, and avoids a military conflict.
Speaking from Tehran, the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, hailed the deal in a live address on state television on Friday, saying it would lead to a “new page” of cooperation with the international community and insisting his country would fulfil its obligations.
So the whole world breathes a collective sigh of relief that a deal has been brokered, except Netanyahu, the GOP and some Democrats! What is wrong with them? Do they want war so much? Or is it just a hatred for President Obama?
You have Boehner inviting Netanyu to address Congress and now Mitch McConnell doing a *Tehran Tom* on it, sending letters to other countries telling them the GOP will undermine any deal President Obama makes on climate change. He actually wrote…
“Even if the job-killing and illegal Clean Power Plan were fully implemented, the United States could not meet the targets laid out in this proposed new plan. Our international partners should proceed with caution before entering into a binding, unattainable deal.”
I mean WTF? California has a years supply of water left.
After the debacle in Indiana this week, you’d think that the GOP might get a sense of the mood of the country. Am I crazy if I think that the majority of Americans would be thankful to see war in the ME averted or climate change being addressed? Maybe I am.
What is really, really frightening is the danger the Koch-led GOP presents not only to American citizens, but to the rest of the world. We are looking on in utter amazement at the blatant and seditious efforts of the Republican party to undermine their president and to destroy their country and the entire planet.
I’m just hoping that the rest of the American electorate will get some sense and vote these dangerous f*ckers out of office in 2016.
I know we all want a future for our children and it’s not looking too good from where I’m sitting.