Sarah Palin claims that President Obama is “flirting with the devil” in connection with negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
U.S. and Iranian negotiators face a June 30 deadline to finalize a deal, which would lift tough economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for some sort of agreement on nukes, a framework for which was announced on April 2.
Federal lawmakers across the ideological spectrum have expressed grave concerns that the Obama administration is letting Iran off easy in the ongoing negotiations to reach an agreement limiting its nuclear ambitions. On a 98-1 vote, the U.S. Senate Thursday passed a compromise bill that would give Congress 30 days to review any deal with Iran, and the House is expected to pass the measure this coming week.
Under the Article II, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, however, an international treaty requires approval of a two-thirds Senate majority.
This is why Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark), an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, was the lone vote against the Iranian Nuclear Agreement Review Act, although many Republicans and at least some Democrats agreed with him, but they went along with the compromise. “President Obama wants to reverse this rule, requiring opponents to get a two-thirds vote to stop his dangerous deal…I will work with Republicans and Democrats to stop a dangerous deal that would put Iran on the path to obtaining a nuclear weapon,” Cotton declared.
The U.S. government officially designates Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism.
“Obama has long argued diplomacy as the only means of preventing an Iran with nuclear bombs. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has countered that Tehran has proven dishonest in the past and threatens his nation’s existence,” The Hill explained.
Shortly before he was reelected as Israel’s leader, Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress to warn about Iran’s intransigence and against entering into a bad deal that would give away the store to Iran.
As widely reported, Iran has publicly threatened to wipe Israel off the map. While not as publicized, the surrounding Arab countries also have serious security worries about Iran obtaining an A-bomb. “America’s other key allies across the Middle East — such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates — are just as distraught, even if they lack the kind of lobbying platform that Benjamin Netanyahu was offered in Congress,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
On her Facebook page prior to the vote on the Senate compromise, Sarah Palin urged Congress to step in because the Iran deal will threaten world peace.
“Our president and his anti-peace foreign policy supporters have not acted in the interest of our ally, Israel, resulting in dangerously compromised American interests. The only thing standing between a president who’d jeopardize our country by ignoring our Constitution, and foes capitalizing on lopsided international treaties that weaken our allies, is Congress. The GOP majority must stop giving lip service to halting liberals’ fundamental transformation of our relationships with friendly nations and finally take a stand by exercising its constitutional right and responsibility to approve international treaties…We must realize Iranian leadership refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, and, in fact is hell-bent on Israel’s, and ultimately our, annihilation. Congress must not sit back and watch our own president flirting with the devil.“
The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will likely be displeased with the compromise that was worked out on Capitol Hill that does not confer treaty status on the Iran nuclear deal.
In the context of the pending Iran nuke negotiations, do you agree or disagree with Sarah Palin that Obama is flirting with the devil?
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