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Huckabee Pushed Mika Over the Edge

I think it is possible to make your point without going overboard.

From TPM: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” he said in an interview with Breitbart News on Saturday.

From DailyKos:

“Oh God,” she said, sounding physically repulsed. “I had not read it until this moment and I am horrified.”
Later in the morning, Morning Joe paused their regular programming to allow Brzezinski to address the remarks.

“Here’s the response that I have to Huckabee’s comments. If you’ve been to Auschwitz, if you’ve been to Birkenau, if you’ve been to any of these places where people were killed and you see the piles of glasses, the piles of hair, the piles of shoes and the piles of clothes,” she said as she began to choke up. “And every bit of their humanity that had to be stripped away, handed over as they went and burned to their deaths among other things, it’s really not a good comment to say.”

“It’s a deal breaker!” Brzezinski gasped. “It should be over for him. You don’t say that. And by the way, if you said it by mistake, that’s a sign of who you really are.”

By |2015-08-08T07:09:30-04:00July 28th, 2015|Party Politics|Comments Off on Huckabee Pushed Mika Over the Edge

Nuclear Deal with Iran

From Slate:

The new agreement doesn’t overthrow the clerical regime ruling Iran. It doesn’t change Iran’s policies toward Israel or its Arab neighbors. And it doesn’t force Iran to end the repression of its own people.

The agreement forged between Iran and the world’s powers does only one thing, but it is a big one: It reverses and contains what most experts consider the greatest nuclear proliferation challenge in the world. Whatever else Iran may do in the world, it will not do it backed with the threat of a nuclear weapon.

U.S. negotiators went into the Iran talks with three key objectives: cut off all of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear bomb, put in place a monitoring system to catch any Iranian cheating, and keep together the global coalition that can snap back sanctions if Iran breaks the deal. After 22 months of hard bargaining they have emerged with that and more. This detailed 100-plus-page agreement dismantles much of Iran’s nuclear program, freezes it, and puts a camera on it.

The deal eliminates the three ways Iran could build a bomb.

By |2015-07-16T17:35:23-04:00July 15th, 2015|Iran|Comments Off on Nuclear Deal with Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu Goes to Washington

Just for second, let’s sit back and think about Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, coming to Washington to speak before a joint session of Congress. What was the point? Well, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner invited him to speak. Again, to what purpose? To me, the purpose was obvious. It was to embarrass the president. It was to prove to the American public that Barack Obama does not understand Middle East politics. Even further, it was to prove to the American public that Barack Obama’s path towards a nuclear deal with Iran was dangerous. Let’s ignore the fact that Barack Obama has stated on a number of occasions that we must do everything in our power to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon.

So what did Prime Minister Netanyahu accomplish? In my mind, nothing. He did not embarrass the president. He did not put forth a plan that was more attractive than any other plan that has been suggested. As a matter fact, he said nothing new. It might be possible for you to construe his speech as a complete and total disaster.

By |2015-03-04T08:23:33-04:00March 4th, 2015|Congress, Iran, Party Politics|Comments Off on Benjamin Netanyahu Goes to Washington
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