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What IS the point?

by JP Bill / March 10, 2015 12:42 AM PDT
GOP warns Iran

In an unusual and controversial challenge to presidential authority that ignited a fierce new row with the White House, 47 Republican senators warned the Iranian government Monday that any deal it reaches with Obama might not be worth the paper it's written on once he leaves office in less than two years.

All deals made are only good until the next election, no matter which party is in power....That's the way it's always been.......

WHAT purpose does it serve to draw attention to that fact on the world stage?

To me it looks like cutting their nose off to spite their face.

AND counting their chickens before they hatch.

I guess they can use those chicken eggs to "put egg on their face"
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"All deals"
by TONI H / March 10, 2015 1:31 AM PDT
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Operative word is "DEALS" and not "TREATIES"......

Deals are temporary while a President is in power and can be undone easily by the next one.

Treaties, via our Constitution, can ONLY be 'permanent' unless written otherwise by being RATIFIED by Congress (I believe the Senate).....and MUST be read ahead of time and then agreed to by a vote. Presidents are NOT allowed to enter into a treaty with any other country without Congress being involved.

I believe that even a 'deal' over something as powerful as a 'nuclear' deal would have to be considered to be a 'treaty' if it were taken to court (and it would probably end up there) because Congress would have to agree to eliminate the sanctions that have already been put in place in order for the 'deal' to take place, and that won't happen......making the 'deal' null and void. Congress is letting Iran know ahead of time that unless Congress sees the 'deal', they can go to hell and back before they will get what they are expecting to get from this president, which is a free ride with no concessions.

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Forty-Seven GOP Senators Get Schooled On Foreign Policy And
by Diana Forum moderator / March 10, 2015 2:30 AM PDT
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The letter didn't have to have
by TONI H / March 10, 2015 4:22 AM PDT

'legal value'.....it was strictly a warning that any deal with Iran made by BO without Congressional approval and a vote would be temporary at best, and probably illegal within our courts since it wouldn't be a treaty and involved something as serious as nuclear issues.

Iran's 'schooling' is actually the propaganda.......but being a liberal, you will believe whatever you desire in your belief that the USA and our Congress are always going to be the 'bad guys' in the world.

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AND ...What IS the point?
by JP Bill / March 10, 2015 5:21 AM PDT
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WHY tell Iran "the way it is"?

Just to show the world that the Dems and GOP are fighting?

Looks like something someone posting in SE would do.

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These Republican Senators were wrong
by James Denison / March 10, 2015 5:30 AM PDT
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in what they did. The Logan Act was already cited in the article. If they have objections to Obama actions, then keep it at home, between them and Obama. In doing so, they weaken their stance against Obama and Hillary over the Benghazi matter and later conspiracy of coverup that's ongoing.

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