Arizona’s angry old man, Senator McNasty, who is still bitter and angry that that Black man in the White House defeated him in a landslide and deprived him of his rightful place as
emperor president of the United States, is standing by his signing onto and giving support to “Tehran Tom” Cotton’s letter to Iran, seeking to sabotage negotiations with Iran so that Neocon war mongers like Sen. McNasty and his Neocon buddies can get their war on with Iran.
The Arizona Republic reports, McCain standing by decision to sign Iran letter:
Despite political blowback, U.S. Sen. John McCain is defending his decision to join 46 of his fellow Republican senators in writing a letter to Iran’s leaders regarding their ongoing nuclear talks with President Barack Obama’s administration.
The now-notorious letter organized by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., bluntly told Iranian negotiators that the GOP senators would “consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei” that easily could be undone by a future president or Congress.
McCain, R-Ariz., reiterated that point Thursday in remarks on the U.S. Senate floor.
“… The Congress of the United States must ratify any agreement between the United States and Iran, and anybody that says we shouldn’t ignores history and ignores the impact of this treaty,” McCain said.
Someone should explain to our senile Sen.McNasty that this is not a treaty being negotiated by the six powers and Iran.
“I signed that letter, and I believe that it is a direct result of the president’s statement that he would veto any role that the United States Congress should play in the ratification or non-ratification of a pending agreement. And that is what triggered the letter from Senator Cotton, and that’s why I stand by it.”
And there it is . . . “It’s all Obama’s fault! I hate him, I hate him I hate him!” “How dare he not do exactly as I say he should do . . . I should be
The letter has been roundly ripped by the Obama administration, which maintains Senate action is not needed to OK such a deal with Iran, and has accused the senators of trying to torpedo the sensitive negotiations.
Vice President Joe Biden, a former veteran senator, said the letter “ignores two centuries of precedent and threatens to undermine the ability of any future American President, whether Democrat or Republican, to negotiate with other nations on behalf of the United States.”
The New York Daily News, dubbed the 47 Republicans “traitors” on the tabloid’s front page.
Even U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member, refused to the sign the GOP letter, telling The Arizona Republic Monday that he “just didn’t think it was appropriate.”
Earlier in the week, when furor over the letter erupted, McCain hinted at having misgivings.
On Wednesday, Politico published a story that quoted McCain, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, as suggesting the senators may have given the letter insufficient consideration because they were trying to beat a snowstorm out of town.
“I think we probably should have had more discussion about it, given the blowback that there is,” McCain told the news outlet.
[Sort of like his other genius (sic) decision: Sarah Palin. Sen. McNasty lacks judgment.]
The comment drew mocking criticism from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the national organization tasked with defeating McCain if he seeks re-election in 2016.
“Perhaps ‘Weather Vane McCain’ should only be a senator during the spring and summer months if he’s going to do something as dangerous and reckless as cozying up to Iran anytime he thinks he might need a winter coat,” Justin Barasky, the DSCC communications director, said in a written statement. “This is a truly shocking and unacceptable explanation from someone who was once his party’s presidential nominee. If we are to seriously believe that John McCain irresponsibly played politics with national security and willfully sabotaged America’s efforts to stop Iran from having nuclear capabilities because he was worried about a snowstorm then perhaps it’s time for him to retire.”
Amen to that!
But by the end of the week, McCain again was firmly behind the letter, which also was signed by potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida.
When a KFYI-AM (550) radio host told McCain about an online petition, which as of late Friday had 277,630 signatures, urging that charges be filed against the 47 senators, McCain quipped, “I’ll look forward to the trial.”
Flake, despite calling the missive inappropriate, scoffed at claims that McCain and his other Republican colleagues had violated the Constitution or broken the law. “That’s ridiculous,” he said.
However, Flake said he hopes the Obama administration’s talks succeed and he worries that the letter may help give U.S. allies the impression “that nothing will ever be good enough for the Americans” on the Iran nuclear issue.
“I’m afraid that our sanctions coalition will fall apart, and that’s devastating,” Flake said. “That really lets Iran off the hook, and we can’t do that.”
You Flake, that’s exactly what Neocon war monger Sen. McNasty and his Neocon buddies want! They want to get their war on with Iran. What part of this do you not understand?