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Kerry Talks Blunt Reality!

Secretary of State John Kerry offered Congress a trip into the world of reality, not the world of nonsense in which they live.

“If Congress rejects this, Iran will go back to enrichment, the Ayatollah will not come back to the table. I don’t know how I go out to another country if that happens and say you ought to negotiate with us cause they will say, ‘well, you have 535 secretaries of state in the US. We don’t know who we are negotiating with.”

If the deal is rejected, then Iran will go back to enriching and seeking to make an atomic bomb. At that point, this is what will occur:

1. The US will bomb Iran.

2. Hezbollah in Lebanon will send off its THIRTY THOUSAND MISSILES. The Dome, built with money from Obama, will knock out 90% of the missiles. This means about 1500 missiles will hit Israel and cause thousands of deaths.

3. Suicide bombers will make life horrible for Israelis.


Republicans On Iran

Members of the Republican party are very upset because Barack Obama has negotiated with some very, very bad people. Where did this guy get the idea that America should engage in discussions and negotiations with evil leaders? Heck, Representative Ed Royce made clear that when the US negotiates with evil doers, “Iran grows stronger, and we will be weaker to respond.”

1. As I recall, Richard Nixon reached out to Communist China, a nation that had killed over 20,000 American soldiers. Look what happened when Nixon helped China become a great industrial nation!

2. As I recall, St. Ronald Reagan, the great tough president, negotiated nuclear agreements with Russian leader, Mikhail Gorbachev and no Republicans accused him of betraying America, let alone Israel.

3. From the beginning of the Cold War in 1946 until its end in the 1990s, EVERY American president negotiated with Communists who proclaimed their desire to end capitalism!

4. In the real world, not the world of Republicans, nations negotiate with one another.

Jews For Jerks!

I was raised in an era when Jews were in the front line fighting for social justice and seeking to end hatred and war. But, today, we have Republican Jews who are ready to support any damn idiot who claims to be a Republican. After Mike Huckabee, the man who opposes rights for black, Hispanics, Asians, lesbians and gays, is now on the top list of idiots that Jews in Iowa are ready to support. We American Jews have come a long way from the Rabbis who marched with Martin Luther King or supported the liberal ideas of Franklin Roosevelt.

Will Rogers, chair of the Polk County, Iowa Republican party has made clear that Republican Jews he encounters are pleased with the cray comments of Mike Huckabee who claimed that President Obama was ready to send Jews “to the door of the ovens.” Another Holocaust, and those will not be carried out by Adolf Hitler, but by Adolf Obama.

What the hell has happened to Jews in America??

Bowing To Republicans Wrong Move

Secretary of State John Kerry has been forced by AIPAC and Republicans in search of Jewish votes to sound tough towards Iran. Just as President Rouhani in Iran has to come across as tough toward America,so must Kerry behave like a sheriff in a western town who can beat anyone when it comes to drawing a gun. So, he wound up threatening Iran with bombs if they failed to live up to the agreement. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked Kerry by saying, “Unfortunately, the US Secretary of State once again talked about the rotten rope the ability of the US to use military force.”

Republicans,and their buddy in Israel sound the trumpets of war against Iran, but they become furious if an Iranian responds the same way. The end result of the AIPAc agenda is to transform American foreign policy as a fight between two boys challenging one another as to which is the real tough guy on the block.

It’s Terrible, It’s Horrible!

As I recall about thirty years ago then President Ronald Reagan signed an agreement with the Soviet Government in order to reduce arms and atomic weapons. As I recall, the Communists wanted to destroy capitalist nations and become the dominant power on Earth. As I recall, not a single Republican condemned Reagan for negotiating with a foreign nation that wanted to wipe out America. As I recall, back in 1972, Republican President Richard Nixon negotiated a treaty with Communist China, a country that had killed 25,000 Americans. Congressional Republicans went along with this agreement.

Alas, President Obama negotiated a treaty with a country that has never killed an American, and has never posed any danger to the existence of the USA. Every Republican candidate now condemns the treaty with Iran as horrible, disaster, and so on. And, not a single one has offered an alternative. In other words, when Democrats do what Republicans do, the only conclusion is that whatever they do is HORRIBLE!

Lindsay Graham Is Confused

Lindsay Graham is a close friend of John McCain and a leader in the US Senate for being tough. By, “tough,” he means never giving into any bad people unless the bad people are bad people that we term to be good people. In 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry reached an interim agreement with the Iranian government concerning nuclear development. Naturally, since the agreement had been with bad people, Lindsay and John rushed to condemn Kerry for selling out to evil.

Yesterday, Lindsay offered a rather bizarre explanation as to why he opposes the current agreement with Iran. He now believes the 2013 agreement, is one that “worked better than I,myself, thought so hats off to John Kerry.” In other words,the 2015 agreement that John Kerry helped to negotiate is bad so let us return to square one when Kerry was the good guy. I leave to others an explanation as to how Senator Lindsay Graham thinks.

Iran Deal Or No Deal

One of America’s leading authorities on foreign policy has weighed in on the recent deal with Iran,and given his past ability to grasp the subtle aspects of conducting negotiations with other nations, it is time for President Obama to reflect on what he claims to have accomplished. Former Governor Rick Perry’s comments should make Obama pause and reflect for a moment. The man who sort of got confused as to which departments are in the Cabinet is dead sure that Obama made a terrible mistake. “What I saw out of the President today, and this is of great consternation to me, I saw a very naive man who does not know how the world works, who cannot put the dots together.”

President Obama was working with five other important nations who, I assume, have some grasp as to how the world works. Frankly, I doubt if Perry could even locate Iran on the map. His comment is that of just about every man or woman seeking the Republican nomination. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one of them could actually offer an ALTERNATIVE PLAN! Oops, I forgot, Donald Trump wants to lead soldiers into battle.

Bibi Says NO, NO, NO!

It is quite apparent that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the chief foreign policy advisor for Republicans. After all, he “speaks for Israel.” Of course, he has never captured more than 30% of the Israel vote. He made clear the agreement with Iran was a “disaster” that would change the world and lead to permanent war. An assumption of the current Israel government is that a permanent state of war is the best path to peace. UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond expressed the frustration of many: “The question you ask yourself is what kind of a deal would have been welcomed in Tel Aviv. The answer of course is that Israel does not want any deal with Iran.”

The basic question to pose Netanyahu is what exactly is his alternative. Ordinarily, he cries out for war against Iran. So,what would occur if US planes bombed nuclear sites in Iran?

1.Hezbollah would send its 30,000 missiles towards Israel.

2. Assume that 95% are shot down. That leaves about 5,000 missiles hitting Israel.


The Art Of Political Selling

There is one pattern that has existed throughout the Obama administration, and that is his inept political ability to sell a good idea. Obama always behaves like a college professor who lectures and then assumes his “students” understand what was presented. Compared to Theodore or Franklin Roosevelt or John Kennedy or Abe Lincoln, Obama has completely failed to SELL his ideas. Sorry Barack, but a great president is a great salesperson.

1. Lincoln was a master of presenting complex ideas along with a joke or a demand that Americans display their greatness as people.

2. John Kennedy on day one of his presidency told the American people “what can you do for America?”

3. In 1940, England faced Nazi Germany alone and had run out of guns and ammunition. Most Americans did not want to go to war. So, in one of his fireside chats with Americans, Franklin Roosevelt used this metaphor: “if your neighbor’s house catches fire, and he comes to you asking to borrow a fire hose, surely, you would give him one. We are going to lend England destroyers and rifles and other equipment.” And, so England got military supplies that enabled it to continue fighting Germany. I have never heard a single metaphor from Obama that enables people to grasp an issue.

4. One night after America was at war, Franklin Roosevelt asked the American people to listen to him as he reviewed where American soldiers were fighting. By late evening, one out of two Americans had listened and followed his analysis of where fighting was going on. How many Americans today even know where Syria or Iraq are? Obama has never discussed these areas of fighting with Americans following with a map.

5. To this day I am shocked that we Americans never received an explanation about Obamacare from the government.

If Obama wants to sell this accord with Iran, he must become a president who talks WITH AMERICANS!

So, What’s With Ayatollah Khamenei?

Here in America the Jewish lobby and right wing adherents of war with Iran exert tremendous power in deciding US relationships with Iran. Over in Iran the Ayatollah Khamenei plays power games with the Revolutionary Guards in demonstrating who can stand up taller to America. His decision to cater to extremists in Iran has made any effort to forge a nuclear weapon treaty be achieved. The Ayatollah shouted to Iranians that the US “is an example of global arrogance.” Perhaps, it is, but the issue right now is attaining an agreement that enables Iran to have sanctions lifted and its people be allowed to prosper.

Even President Hassan Rouhani got into the game of proofing he is one tough guy. “Even if the nuclear talks fail, our diplomacy showed the world that are logical. We never left the negotiation table and always provided the best example.” I agree that such talk is popular among those who oppose ending sanctions, but it sure does not lead to an agreement!