Booker’s Folly: Iran Deal Supporters’ Logical Conundrum

Today, Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland announced his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. As the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Cardin’s decision might have had some impact on the outcome of the vote on the pact. But since he waited until after President Obama had already secured the requisite 34 votes to sustain a veto of a motion of disapproval, it is essentially meaningless. Yet his statement explaining why he is going to vote against the president — assuming, that is, that Democrats fail to filibuster and prevent a vote — is another damning indictment of the administration’s failure.