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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stands on the balcony of Palais Coburg, the venue for nuclear talks, Austria, July 13, 2015. Iran and six world powers appeared close to a deal on Monday to give Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme, but Iranian officials said talks could run past their latest midnight deadline and success was not guaranteed. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1K8UH

Nuclear Deal Employs Republican Tactics

In reaching his much anticipated (or dreaded) deal to allow the world’s biggest state supporter of radical Islamic terrorism to acquire nuclear weapons with which to destroy Israel and attack the United States, President Obama appears to have adopted negotiating strategies pioneered by Congressional Republican leaders.

The 159 page agreement will allow Iran to get the nuclear weapons it has denied building in just 8 years rather than the 10 years previously reported. Additionally Iran will now have international assistance in operating the underground nuclear facility it has been until now operating illegally, and the financial and economic sanctions that had been slowing Iran’s progress on building the weapons it wasn’t building will now be lifted, making their progress towards the goal of annihilating Israel much easier to achieve.

In reaching this deal, President Obama employed tactics he apparently learned from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner – talk tough, lie about what you are going to do, and then fold like a cheap suitcase.

President Obama claims that “No deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East”. That is technically true, but not in the way he wants us to believe he meant it. The fact is, like he said, there is no other deal that will result in a greater chance of war in the Middle East.

We can see that the deal is a historic mistake.” – Benjamin Netanyahu

War will come because of this deal, either once Iran has acquired nuclear weapons and uses them against Israel and the United States, or more likely when the Israelis act in their own self-defense and launch preemptive attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities before those weapons are built.

boehner cryingNaturally, the Republican leadership in Congress will talk tough, lie about they are going to do, and then fold like a cheap suitcase. What remains to be seen is whether the Republicans in Congress who have not become totally submissive to Barack Obama will be able to thwart their own party leadership and stop this deal in its tracks.

President Obama has already made the first end-run around the Constitution by casting the deal as an executive agreement rather than a treaty that requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate to be ratified, and there will likely be insufficient votes to override a veto, so any effort to stop this deal will likely be limited to not lifting American sanctions.

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About James P Willis

James P Willis lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is a Cold War submarine veteran, political activist, and retired industrial mechanic. James is currently an Editor / Contributor for NewsNinja2012, a freelance writer, and his blog can be found at

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