[mc_name name=’Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001071′ ] thinks the Iran nuclear deal is really bad. The mind boggles. Seriously. I needed a roll of duct tape to keep my head from exploding.
Via The Washington Post:
By passing the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act with enough votes to overcome a veto, Congress ensured that it would have the opportunity to review and vote on the nuclear agreement with Iran.
Now that the Obama administration has reached what it believes to be an acceptable agreement, it is Congress’s responsibility to determine whether this agreement will be in our national interest, will make the United States safer and will prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program. I do not believe that it will.
Rather than end Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, over time this deal industrializes the program of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
The sheer chutzpah that it takes to write this is staggering. [mc_name name=’Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001071′ ] is the architect of the strategy that let Obama structure the Iran nuclear deal as something other than what it is: a treaty. He bartered away the ‘advise and consent’ authority of Congress for the chimera of ‘bipartisanship.’
It was obvious to anyone but a freakin idiot that Obama was hellbent on the Iran deal. Corker, for reasons known only to him and maybe his crack dealer, came up with the idea that if Congress voted on the deal that Congress would, therefore, be involved in shaping said deal. Given the way Obama has governed, an illiterate drunk coming off a five-day bender could have predicted what was going to happen.
In reality, [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] had two choices. I say McConnell because Corker could only proceed with McConnell’s okay and it is the credibility of the Senate (the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hasn’t had credibility in decades) at stake. He could demand that the deal be submitted as a treaty with a warning to the administration and its negotiating partners that failure to do so would result in the Congress actively obstructing every action associated with the deal. At least if McConnell had been rebuffed (and he would have been) he would have upheld his ragged integrity and made it clear to history that his was Obama’s deal.
Alternatively, he could go along with the farce and hold hearings and votes. Because even if two thirds of the Senate votes AGAINST the deal, they will never override an Obama veto because those Democrat “no” votes will vote to protect Obama.
What McConnell and Corker elected to do was indulge in a furious exercise in Failure Theater. Rather than show some balls, they decided to give the illusion of doing something while aiding and abetting Obama’s surrender to Iran.
Now we have released upwards of $150 billion to Iran that it will use to prop up its economy and to fund its international terrorist operations (did I mention Iran is on the list of state sponsors of terror?). And Obama has essentially locked the deal in already by virtue of voting for the UN to lift sanctions. It will get state of the art nuclear technology. Russia, China, and probably Germany, will rush to sell nuclear reactors and ancillary enterprises to Iran. The Turks and Saudis will get their own nukes. We have given our word that we will protect Iran’s nuclear infrastructure from attack, a provision that is aimed straight at Israel.
As Winston Churchill said, “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.”