Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Headlines: Iran Letter Blowback Startles GOP — No Shït Sherlock

Even GOP Ancestors Were Easily Startled


Legal Update on this topic follows:   A legal reading on that nasty senate letter to Iran was written by these two:  (1)  Robert Howse, Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU School of Law, and (2) Ruti Teitel. Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School, Distinguished Research Scholar at Columbia University and a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Their analysis is in this story. It makes for a very good read.

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Not a big surprise except to the GOP it seems about Iran's reaction to their nasty threatening Senate letter that basically tells Iran any nuclear agreement between President Obama and the P5+1 would not be worth paper it's written on unless the GOP approved it (paraphrased).

The P5+1 is not just the United States with Mr. Obama in charge as the right wing wants to project. Indeed it's a group of six world powers which in 2006 joined together in a diplomatic effort with Iran in regard to its nuclear program. It is made up of the P5 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council: United Kingdom, United States, Russia, China, and France) then the plus one (Germany).

This story is here from Politico, in part:

Some Republican senators admitted Wednesday they were caught off guard by the backlash to a letter warning Iranian leaders against a nuclear agreement with President Barack Obama. Sen. John McCain said Republicans — many of whom blessed the missive during a brisk signing session at a Senate lunch a week ago, as senators prepared to flee a Washington snowstorm — should have given it closer consideration.

McCain said: “It was kind of a very rapid process. Everybody was looking forward to getting out of town because of the snowstorm. I think we probably should have had more discussion about it, given the blow back that there is.”

Brilliant, Senator McCain, just brilliant and well, I guess that you and the other grey beards in the GOP just decided to allow Sen. Tom Cotton to run the show and carry the ball and all you did was sign without reading? Amazing, truly amazing and now you are surprised, startled even which is the word I think you are grasping for ...

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