View Full Version : Congress undermining Iran agreement

John Smith
01-16-2014, 07:18 AM
I'm not going to post the entire thing, but a clip of Lindsey Graham sums it up nicely.

He made a statement that we need sanctions to get Iran to come to the table. Now they are coming to the table, and he wants to impose more sanctions.

Pretty much the entire world is supportive of the deal made, and congress, including many Democrats, is about to sabotage it.

01-16-2014, 07:48 AM
Of course, apart from the MIC there are a lot of other power structures that ride on the back of constant conflict. They, like revolutionaries once the revolution is over, fear loosing their relevance.

01-16-2014, 08:19 AM

01-16-2014, 08:26 AM
It's like the last 12yrs never happened and we can continue the same unilateral big stick bs.


American Public Pushes back against AIPAC Senators seeking Iran Conflict
By Juan Cole | Jan. 16, 2014
(By Sarah Lazare)
A congressional drive for new sanctions on Iran, backed by the lobbying muscle of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, is meeting growing push-back from a public that does not want another war.
"We have an opportunity to stand up and say we're not going to support legislation that will only move us towards war,"
said Greg Broseus, Chicago-based member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, in an interview with Common Dreams. "The goal now is to stop another war before it even starts."
According to the latest count, 59 senators —16 of them Democrats — have thrown their public support behind the Iran Nuclear Weapon Free Act of 2013 (S. 1881), which would advance further sanctions on Iran and impose near-impossible conditions on a final agreement — in what critics, including the Obama administration, say amounts to a call for war. Sixteen democratic senators now publicly oppose the bill, Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian American Council told Common Dreams. Senate majority leader Harry Reid is reportedly holding off a vote on the bill as a bulk of Democrats refuse to declare their position.

Ian McColgin
01-16-2014, 10:27 AM
All the Republicans and all too many craven Democrats in Congress are going out of their way to sabatoge diplomacy, to give Iran an excuse to bag out of the negotiations, and to get us into a war.

John Smith
01-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Sometimes I look at all this and just feel helpless.

01-16-2014, 10:37 AM
It makes no difference what the Americans want. China , Russia and Europe Are ready to proceed.