VIA| President Barack Obama’s rosy optimism on the prospect of Iran complying with the treaty currently being negotiated regarding its nuclear program apparently isn’t shared by many in the Senate. Or, well, anybody.
The upper house voted 100-0 on an amendment that would reimpose sanctions on Iran if they were found to be in noncompliance with whatever terms are finally hammered out between Iran and the P5+1 powers.
The amendment, offered by Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, is part of a broader piece of legislation being pushed by Kirk and New Jersey Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez.
That bill would put diplomatic pressure on the Iranians if they refuse to sign on to a deal that eliminates the possibility of them obtaining a nuclear weapon.
As of last week, Senate Democrats were threatening to block Kirk’s amendment, yet every single one of them finally acquiesced to reality and voted for it. It makes me wonder how Obama so successfully evades reality when even Senate liberals like Bernie Sanders and Al Franken can’t.
The Choom Gang must be rolling him something good. Mary Jane is sadly the only real reason I can come up with as to why the president remains so willfully blind to Iran’s true motives.
Even former Obama cabinet officials have explicitly stated the Iranians are incapable of negotiating in good faith. Leon Panetta, the former Secretary of Defense and head of the CIA under Obama, made it clear that the pariah state was not a country America could rely on.
“One thing I’ve learned both at the CIA and as secretary of defense is that the Iranians can’t be trusted,” Panetta told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
“It’s for that reason that we have to make sure that we’ve taken strong steps to be able to make sure that they are not trying to do something in secret.”
A hundred voices in the Senate and one of the president’s most trusted cabinet secretaries have made it clear that Iran isn’t to be trusted (H/T Gateway Pundit).
If the Islamic nation ends up with a nuclear weapon, make no mistake — the blame lies solely with the man currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.