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Some days you just wonder how in the heck the people of Maryland can keep voting for Big Babs. Oops. Barbara Mikulski. Thanks to the stoutly fire-plug, the world is about to become a much more dangerous place.
President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote in favor of the agreement.
“No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime,” Mikulski said in a statement. She called the accord “the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal.”
Does this mean Babs didn’t read the darn thing, because if she did, she’d know that the deal paves the yellow brick road – as in gold bullion – for Iran to not only get their nuclear weapon, but keep the delivery system for it, too.
Basically, what Mikulski’s siding with the enemy of freedom, Israel, and a state sponsor of terrorism means is that it doesn’t matter if the Senate votes up or down on the Iran Deal. Obama gets it by default because he’ll veto a rejection and the Senate can in no way override it. As a method to get one’s way as a president, that’s pretty sneaky. And it really sucks since Big Babs is retiring from the Senate and won’t be around next year to bat around in the primaries over this.
Adding insult to injury today, it seems that [cough] Secretary of State John Kerry hasn’t read the deal either:
Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s Iran Deal in Philadelphia Wednesday morning, stating the White House enlisted the ‘broadest expertise available’ in drafting Iran Deal.
“The framework we have will get the job done.”
The restrictions to Iran’s nuclear program, Kerry insisted, will last for a lifetime. With this agreement, Iran centrifuges will be reduced and their nuclear stockpile will ‘shrink and shrink some, more,’ he further ensured.
Should Iran disobey the agreement, he said, the IAEA will be given access to uncover the truth and Iranian sanctions will ‘snap back into place.’
Without surprise inspections? Yeah, somehow bombing sorties may well be in our future.