Speaking today on Fox News, hawkish Senator Lindsey Graham (R – SC) has promised that Congress will use its power under a compromise nuclear review deal to block any deal made with Iran.
“I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell this framework will get approved by Congress,” Graham insisted, predicting that not a single Republican or Democrat would allow the pact to stand.
Sen. Graham, who has designs on running for president in 2016, bragged that the nuclear deal is “deteriorating before our eyes” and insisted that his own foreign policy view, the most hawkish among potential candidates, is the best.
A compromise deal in the Senate was expected to give them enough votes to override a presidential veto, and now the Obama Administration is saying the president will sign it at any rate.
The deal will give Congress the power to effectively veto any deal the P5+1 reaches with Iran on the nation’s civilian nuclear program. Given intense Israeli lobbying against any deal to Congress, it is seen as probable, as predicted by Graham, that Congress will kill any nuclear deal reached.
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One of the three stooges have spoken!
Republicans working hard to hand the presidency to Hilary.
Graham is another flunky on AIPAC's payroll.
Welcome to P1+0.
Speaking of a "snowball’s chance in hell," that just about sums up Grahamcrackers chances of getting elected President. Hell, even getting the Repugnant nomination is well beyond him. There just aren't that many certifiable nutcases at the level where he is.
Once again this clown has it all wrong. The so-called framework which was recently concluded is beyond the reach of Congress. Senator Graham "advise" to the President is in essence: the continuation of negotiations with Iran is a waste of time.
Mr. Ditz is wrong too in his last sentence. Nothing will prevent at least Russia and China to claim that they have reached an agreement with Iran. Nothing but a US veto in the UN Security Council can prevent the IAEA controls to begin. Our Congress can only be a spoiler by refusing to stop the embargoes against Iran and refuse to fund IAEA controls.
aipac's poodles can prevent US sanctions from being removed, but mr. hope&change controls
the us veto in the security council.
yes, un sanctions can be lifted without aipac approval…..well, unless they get to france…..again.
It all depends upon what satanic scheme the corporate rich have planned to enhance our misery. And most sickening is it to see how Russia, Iran and Cuba have become so cozy with our corporate rich of late, for those who forget bad history are surely doomed to repeat it.
Graham is a blockhead.
Welcome to World War III.
The Sunday Talk Shows only have the chicken hawks/hens as their guests? The warmonger media is part of the problem.
"Congress will kill any nuclear deal reached."
That at least is true. This is a big bad killer Congress.
Snowballs or no snowballs, just imagine what they could do if they had drones like the president.
Why with a Congress like this one we won't have permanant war but endless wars.
It's like everyday is another killer Xmas.
The US can't win a war against Iran. They can sink all warships in the Persian Gulf with supersonic Silkworm cruise missiles they bought in China. There is no defense. If they sink all warships, what then ? And we can't prevent them from closing the Strait of Hormuz. We'ĺl have to go by horse and everything will cost 4-5 times more.
How many times to I have to bust this urban legend?
First of all, China stopped selling Silkworms to Iran in 1989. Their current Silkworm arsenal is domestically built.
Secondly, the model of Silkworms the Iranians used to have and probably still make is the HY-2, which is not supersonic (speed is mach 0.8).
Thirdly, no, the Silkworm is not a missile against which there is no defense. There's not a whole lot of combat history with which to evaluate its effectiveness, but in 1991, the HMS Gloucester used a Sea Dart missile to shoot down a Silkworm that was aimed at the USS Missouri.
That's not to say that the Silkworm isn't formidable, or that the US would necessarily win a war with Iran. The claim that Iranian possession of the Silkworm precludes US victory in Iran bespeaks an ignorance of the weapons systems involved in such a war.
""On the biggest challenge facing his 2016 campaign-"“The means. If I put together a finance team that will make me financially competitive enough to stay in this thing…I may have the first all-Jewish cabinet in America because of the pro-Israel funding. [Chuckles.] Bottom line is, I’ve got a lot of support from the pro-Israel funding. Can I raise enough hard money to get through Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina with a staff about 75?…South Carolina is unique because I’m from there. So here’s the deal. If I can raise $15 million — that’s enough and that can make me competitive…If I can perform well in Iowa to get some momentum coming into New Hampshire, hit hard here, finish in the top tier, I’ll win South Carolina and I’m in the final four.” " http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/04/20/lindsey-…
""On the biggest challenge facing his 2016 campaign
In that case, the rest of the P5+1 powers should abandon all sanctions and threaten the Empire with stiff economic and political sanctions if the Empire tries to keep its present sanction regime in place with sanctions against P5+1 nations or tries to illegally attack Iran. The rest of the world negotiated in good faith (so did the Iranians) and the US Empire, in the case of rejecting a deal, will have proved itself and dangerous, irrational, crazed, and megalomaniac threat to the entire world – the greatest threat since the Soviet Union.
In order to encourage peace, Russia also needs to step up arms shipments to Iran; they need to be equipped with several S-300 air defense systems, anti-tank weapons in case of invasion, and advanced anti-ship weapons. The Russians should also help them upgrade their navy's air defense and anti-ship capabilities.
I'm not sure it would get as far as sanctions on the US, but you're in the general ballpark of why Obama wants a deal so bad.
If the US kills a P5+1 deal, at least three of the P5+1 countries — Russia, China and France — will likely drop sanctions and start negotiating their own economic deals with Iran.
They all want to sell arms to Iran.
France and Russia (maybe China too, I don't know) want to sell nuclear tech to Iran.
France and China would be happy to have Iran offering to sell them oil.
Germany and the UK might stick with the US. But that's a "might," not a "would."
The idiots in Congress still think that the US gets to call the tune and everyone else will just dance along. Obama knows that there's going to be a deal, that the only question is whether the US is part of that deal or not, and that not being part of it will put a big scratch in the ol' "US as world leader" paint job.
Europe needs oil. It has to come from Russia or Iran. This is no win situation for US
Surely Obama has something on this guy to get him to shut up! What's the point of gathering all that private info if you aren't going to use it?
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