On any normal news day what would you think would be a bigger story? 1) Iranian nuke deal bill clears Senate or 2) the amount of air in a football or it could be a story about the UK’s labor leader, Balls……….I will pause here for you to consider the two choices……..(insert music from Jeopardy here)………
You are right! Of course the air in footballs takes precedent over any other news of the day. But while you were totally consumed by the amount of air in Brady’s balls….the world may have become a bit more safe.
The Senate bill was voted on yesterday…….it was approved 98-1……..
In a 98-1 vote, the Senate has passed a bill which will give them veto power over the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. The lone “no” vote was from ultrahawkish Sen. Tom Cotton (R – AR), who was angry his amendments weren’t approved.
Senate hawks are expressing hope that even this watered down bill will effectively do that anyhow, saying they believe that Congress would not approve the deal as presently written, and will insist on “improvements” that will themselves almost certainly be unacceptable to the rest of the nations involved.
The lone dissenting vote was naturally the mouthy freshman senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton….he voted against it because none of his outrageous amendments made it into the bill…..acting like a kid on the playground that will not get his way so he stomps off and refuses to play any more (we should be so lucky)…….But wait there is more!
Sen. Cotton in his rush to squash the Iranian nuke deal has sided with an Iranian “terrorist” group named…………Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC), a front group for the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK or MKO).
An interesting sounding group right that pretends to be the “democratic” voice of Iran in search of regime change……but a closer look at the history of the MEK……..
The MEK, which has worked hard – and spent a lot of money — to gain respectability in Washington since its armed units surrendered to U.S. forces in Iraq in 2003, is believed to have been responsible for the killing of six Americans in Iran between 1973 and 1976. Exiled following a power struggle in the early years of the Islamic Republic, the group fought alongside Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq war. Following a lengthy lobbying and legal campaign that included the payment of substantial honoraria to prominent U.S. politicians and retired national-security officials, the MEK was removed from the State Department’s terrorism list in 2012.
“It appears that Cotton, who has quickly displaced Lindsey Graham as the Senate’s most hawkish member, has decided that it is necessary – perhaps even politically desirable – to make common cause with a group that has committed serious human rights abuses, allied itself for some two decades with Saddam Hussein, and carried out terrorist acts, including against U.S. citizens and servicemen – all in the interests of sabotaging an Iran nuclear agreement.” (quoted from Lobelog)
In his desire, Cotton, to crap on any chance of a peaceful conclusion of the Iranian nuke situation…..he will chum up with ‘terrorist’ who had , in the past, killed Americans and more recently fought US troops in Iraq just to make his handlers happy…….
Is this someone you want speaking for you? Seriously! Is this a person who has the best interests of the country at heart or an opportunistic twat?
I now return you to the mind numbing saga of the grip on Brady’s balls.