An Alternative to Obama’s Bad Deal

Congress is now on a 60-day clock (two days gone already) to offer its verdict on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal with Iran is formally known. There are plenty of concerns about the agreement being raised even by Democrats such asDennis Ross and Les Gelb. In the Senate, Politico reports, several Democrats have expressed disquiet. If enough Democrats defect (admittedly an unlikely scenario), there is the possibility not only of voting down the treaty but also overriding President Obama’s expected veto.

  • andycanuck

    Manufactured ‘failure theatre’ by the GOP to pretend during next year’s election that they tried to stop it and they’re mad as hell about it!!!1!!!1 when they engineered the 2/3-majority-needed veto-override themselves when it wasn’t necessary.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      However cynical the Republicans may be, the Democrats have only themselves to blame for giving Obama and Kerry carte blanche to negotiate a bad deal, and if they fail to override the veto, then they will fall into the Republican trap of allowing their president to thwart the will of the majority on a matter of life and death.

  • There are times when it is appropriate to be optimistic about an agreement.

    But, hoping a theocratic – “death to America and Israel” – Iran will somehow play by civilized rules is a fool’s game of staggering proportions.

  • pdxnag

    And not a single person dares propose a vote to ratify [whatever it is] as a treaty? No confidence at all. Zero.