Shocking! Said no one, ever.

Via Washington Examiner.

Secretary of State John Kerry met in Geneva Monday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif amid reports that a deal was taking shape that might allow Tehran to build nuclear weapons in its final years.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, meanwhile, met separately with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear program, on technical details before joining the broader talks.

The Associated Press reported that a potential deal is taking shape in the talks, which began Friday, that would phase out restrictions on Iran’s uranium enrichment activities in the final years — potentially allowing it to build a nuclear weapon more quickly than the one-year timeframe U.S. officials were using as the benchmark for their negotiating strategy. The timeframe of the deal is under negotiation…

There’s widespread mistrust of the administration’s negotiating strategy in Congress, and supporters of new sanctions say they will move forward with legislation if there’s no progress in the talks by March 24.

Any deal that would open the door to a nuclear-armed Iran is likely to get shot down by U.S. lawmakers.

Uh, only if Obama calls it a treaty. What will the Keystone Kops in the Senate do if he calls it something else?

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  1. Maynard says:

    This WaPo editorial is interesting.

    The emerging Iran nuclear deal raises major concerns

    By Editorial Board — February 5

    AS THE Obama administration pushes to complete a nuclear accord with Iran, numerous members of Congress, former secretaries of state and officials of allied governments are expressing concern about the contours of the emerging deal. Though we have long supported negotiations with Iran as well as the interim agreement the United States and its allies struck with Tehran, we share several of those concerns and believe they deserve more debate now — before negotiators present the world with a fait accompli.

    The problems raised by authorities ranging from Henry Kissinger, the country’s most senior former secretary of state, to Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, Virginia’s junior senator, can be summed up in three points:

    ●First, a process that began with the goal of eliminating Iran’s potential to produce nuclear weapons has evolved into a plan to tolerate and temporarily restrict that capability.

    ●Second, in the course of the negotiations, the Obama administration has declined to counter increasingly aggressive efforts by Iran to extend its influence across the Middle East and seems ready to concede Tehran a place as a regional power at the expense of Israel and other U.S. allies.

    ●Finally, the Obama administration is signaling that it will seek to implement any deal it strikes with Iran — including the suspension of sanctions that were originally imposed by Congress — without a vote by either chamber. Instead, an accord that would have far-reaching implications for nuclear proliferation and U.S. national security would be imposed unilaterally by a president with less than two years left in his term…

    If Obama and Kerry jam this thing through, as they seem to be doing, the result will be a nuclear war in the Middle East and perhaps elsewhere (the Nonproliferation Treaty would be generally understood to be null and void). Aside from the existential threat to Israel, the subsequent oil shock will devastate the global economy. This would be a good time for any sane Democrats and Republicans to join together and block Obama’s illegal rush to national and global suicide. God help us.

  2. Shifra says:

    Is Obama so stupid that he thinks this would be his proudest accomplishment for his damn legacy?

    • Maynard says:

      “Stupid” isn’t the word. Obama is acting under some terrible dysfunctional compulsion driven by a deep anger. This is the ironic affliction of humanity that has been so successful at taming nature as it becomes less able to tame or comprehend its own darkness.

    • Alain41 says:

      Yes, because different paradigm. Obama sees ‘his’ history as being written by ‘Islamic’ scholars not Western historians. Every Iranian mullah will write paens to Obama’s greatest achievement.

    • ancientwrrior says:

      They don’t call him Broken Insane Owebama for nothing. 😀

  3. Dave says:

    Its obvious that BO and his whole cabinet hate America and the American people and seek to destroy this nation as a superpower. Rudy is correct and should not apologize for anything. Maybe BO thinks he can pass himself off as the Mahdi?

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