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Monday, October 20, 2014

Obama Seeks to Lift Sanctions on Iran Without Congressional Approval: You Didn't See This Coming?

As reported by David Sanger in a New York Times article entitled "Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress";

"No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it."

Surprise, surprise, surprise! Did anyone not see this coming?

Yet, notwithstanding the "red line" he fixed regarding use of chemical weapons against civilians by Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad, Obama chose to avoid having to take action against Assad by turning to Congress for approval.

Yes, I think I am going to be ill.


  1. Cheer up JG. Turkey only got 60 votes in their failed bid for the UNSC. Newsweek reported that Egypt and KSA launched one attack; Greece another; and I forget who else, but, huge smackdown of Turkey.

    Since I stopped reading the NYT (except here), I do not think Sanger 'floats' WH leaks for reaction, but the NYT is the place for those trial balloons.

    This president has no more power - not when his base walks out of a rare campaign (governor) event in Maryland.

    You just have to wait fourteen more watch the last gasp of 'democracy' decide the Senate.

    I'd rather be in Kobani...

  2. Just when I thought the current US administration couldn't be more incompetent with regards to foreign policy, we learn that the Pentagon has inadvertently air dropped weapons to ISIS forces that where intended for Kurdish fighters.
    God save us...from ourselves.

    1. media coverage of IS video has been disproportionate. Looked like IS got the pallet with sanitary supplies for the embattled Kurds, and then IS staged the wooden crates of hand grenades and mortars that IS most likely stole from the eversocompetentIraqis.

      at least 26 pallets landed in the Kurdish zone.
      Everything from M-16's to antibiotics landed safely.

      The U.S. military forced Obama to do this (WSJ has detailed report today) although it appears it was an easy sell once Obama realized 30% of PYG fighters in Kobani are female.