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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) says support for Obama Iran policy 'has collapsed'

Must admit I read this twice when I saw the vote was 100-0 which meant every last Senator voted for tougher sanctions on Iran.  Here we are again going back to the Carter years with Iran after the Shah fell and Carter thought he could deal with Iran.  Ask the American hostages how that worked out.  Now we have another inexperienced President who is afraid to take a hard line with Iran.  That has been his signature the whole time he has been in office not to upset the Muslims in the Middle East.

Carter lost Iran when he was President and if the current President keeps going at the pace he has, we could lose the whole Middle East.  First the Obama people agreed with the language and then did a 180 which seems pretty typical out the people Obama hired not to mention Obama himself who would rather play basketball and fundraise rather than take action as President.  This reminds me of Clinton when Senate Republicans would leave the White House thinking they had a deal only to learn on the nightly news there was no deal.

That vote of 100-0 should send a clear message to Obama that the Senate is not in agreement with his Iran policy but he will probably not understand the message as he continues to fundraise and abdicate his role as President.

That is why we need someone as President who understands the job he was elected to do and that is not flying around the Country on AF One for fundraisers and campaigning when he doesn't even have a primary opponent.  Obama loves the trappings of being President which would expect the same thing would happen to Gingrich who is also extremely arrogant just like Obama.  Neither take no for an answer and both believe they have the answers to everything.  A dangerous combination.

This is nothing short of amazing -- 100-0 on a joint resolution by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ):
GOP senator says support for Obama Iran policy 'has collapsed'
By John T. Bennett - 12/06/11 01:27 PM ET 
The Obama administration’s strategy for securing congressional support for its Iran policy “has collapsed,” a GOP senator charged Tuesday.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) offered harsh words for the White House, which he said should support tougher Senate sanctions meant to curtail Iran’s drive for nuclear weapons. 
“Not one senator stood with the administration” last week when the upper chamber unanimously approved a plan to sanction firms and other governments that do business with the Central Bank of Iran, Kirk said.  
He said the 100-0 vote in the Senate on that language “sent a message” that senators feel the administration is not moving aggressively enough with Iran. 
Kirk and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) pushed the measure, which would prohibit any U.S. financial entity from engaging in transactions with any foreign government, central bank or other financial firm that does business with the Central Bank of Iran. 
In the current era of ultra-partisan politics, Kirk said, “you don’t get any better than 100-to-zero.” 
Administration officials strongly oppose the new sanctions, saying it could drive up global oil prices and dissuade allies from joining efforts to further isolate Tehran. The amendment was added to a Defense authorization bill that must still be approved after a conference between House and Senate lawmakers. 
Menendez and Kirk say the White House negotiated with them on the final language of their amendment and signaled their approval, only to slam it last week in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Menendez publicly rebuked administration officials during that hearing. 
The senators had added waivers to allow the White House to waive the terms of the sanctions should oil market conditions or a national security crisis occur, and they believed these provisions had been enough to secure administration support. 
Excerpt:  Read More at The Hill 

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...

The UK press says that the UK is already at war. We are so screwed. Then they shot down that drone. I am wondering why they have admitted to the drone attack unless they wanted us to know it. Just weird stuff.

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