September 1, 2015

Prediction For Congressional Vote on Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal

[From article]
The state is a cold monster, said Gen. De Gaulle.
Which brings us to Iran. Should we accept a deal, with a regime as abhorrent as the Ayatollah’s, that would deny that regime a nuclear weapon for 10 to 15 years?
For many of the moral arguments against such a deal also applied to the Soviet Union and Mao’s China in the Nixon-Kissinger era.
What are Iran’s crimes against America?
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There is good cause for bad blood between us.
Yet, compared to Mao’s nuclear-armed China in the madness of the Cultural Revolution in 1972, and Leonid Brezhnev’s USSR, Iran, as a strategic threat to the United States, is not even a 97-pound weakling.
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We have enemies in common.
Moreover, as the largest Shiite nation in the Middle East, and most populous nation in the Persian Gulf, Iran, absent a ruinous war, is going to become a regional power. When Bush 43 smashed Iran’s great rival, overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein, then disbanded the Sunni-led Iraqi army, “W” guaranteed it.
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While the GOP may muster the votes to reject it, they lack the votes to override an Obama veto of their rejection.
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How the GOP handles its coming defeat will tell us whether they have learned from the failures of Bush and can now run the country.

Can the GOP Deal With Iran?
Tuesday - September 1, 2015 at 1:04 am
By Patrick J. Buchanan

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