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06.12.17

Iran’s Ongoing Provocations

Missile Tests, Exchanges With North Korea, And Proxy Wars SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS: "Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the region, you find Iran." ("Indications Iran Doubling Down On Use Of Proxy Forces," Voice Of America, 5/31/2017) "The Senate is expected to vote this week on bipartisan legislation that would expand U.S. sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile program and also target its support for terrorism, human rights violations and transfers of conventional weap… Continue Reading


09.21.16

Iran ‘Getting Worse’

Despite Obama Administration Rhetoric, The Iran 'Deal Has Not Resolved Many Concerns About Iranian Behavior' "Secretary of State John Kerry said the Iran nuclear agreement 'has lived up to its expectations' ..." ("One Year On, Kerry Satisfied With Iran Nuclear Deal," The Wall Street Journal, 7/14/2016) "Secretary of State John Kerry, one of the key authors, believes the deal has 'made the world safer.' However, the deal has not resolved many concerns about Iranian behavior in the region and … Continue Reading


09.16.16

‘The World Is More Dangerous’

'If It Didn't Send Chills Down Your Body Thinking About That, It Should' SEN. BARRASSO: 'The World … Has Become More Dangerous Over The Past 7 ½ Years' SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): "Mr. President, people all around the country know that the world is a very dangerous place. It has become more dangerous over the past 7 ½ years, and even over the course of this summer. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I come here again to the floor because I have seen one example… Continue Reading


09.07.16

Another Flight-Ful Of Francs

'US Payment Of $1.7 Billion To Iran Made Entirely In Cash' SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "…the eagerness of the Obama administration to bend over backwards to accommodate Tehran, conceal information from the American people, and protect a fundamentally flawed and deeply dangerous agreement that is only getting worse." (Sen. Ayotte, Press Release, 9/1/2016) $1.7 Billion In 'Taxpayer Money' Sent To Terror-Sponsoring Ayatollahs "The Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 milli… Continue Reading


08.19.16

‘Completely False’?

After Repeated Denials To The Contrary, Obama Administration Now Admits '$400M Cash Shipment To Iran Tied To U.S. Prisoners' Release' SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): "Reports today confirm what many of us have suspected all along: the $400 million payment to Iran was a ransom payment for four Americans unlawfully held by the ayatollahs. … Unfortunately, it's not just the American people who received confirmation: it's also terrorist groups and our adversaries around the world who know the United… Continue Reading


05.10.16

White House Advisor: Iran ‘Is Healthcare For Us’

Obama Administration Boasts Of Selling American Public A Bill Of Goods On Its Iran Deal, Just Like They Did On Obamacare BEN RHODES, Deputy National Security Adviser For Strategic Communications: "…it's a big deal. This is probably the biggest thing President Obama will do in his second term on foreign policy. This is healthcare for us, just to put it in context." ("The Coming Détente With Iran," The Washington Free Beacon, 10/31/14) 2nd Term: Obama Administration Pushed 'Activel… Continue Reading


04.27.16

Do Your Job

Democrats 'Throw A Monkey Wrench Into The Gears' Of The Appropriations Process For Fear Of Having To Defend The President's Iran Nuclear Deal SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I think we've come up with yet another definition of obstruction today. Our democratic friends are going to prevent the passage of an energy and water appropriations bill because of an amendment that is not yet pending to the bill. And yet a new way to blow up the appropriations process. Our democratic colleagues were great… Continue Reading


04.15.16

Iran Deal Continues To Evolve

WASH. POST: 'Should The United States Take Steps Not Strictly Mandated By The Text Of The Nuclear Accord At A Time When Iran Is Testing Nuclear-Capable Missiles?' "[T]he U.S. has been thrust into a role of defending Iran on its nuclear deal compliance and condemning its other actions as it simultaneously promotes business with Iran in the context of the new leeway afforded by sanctions relief." ("Analysis: Iran Nuclear Deal Puts US In Bind Amid Criticism," The Associated Press, 4/11/2016) … Continue Reading


01.12.16

A Legacy of Global Instability

PRES. OBAMA: "[W]e cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace." ("President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address," 1/20/2009) FORMER PRES. JIMMY CARTER: "I can't think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than when he took over." ("Jimmy Carter: Barack Obama's… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Buyer’s Remorse

Dems On President's Iran Policy: 'No Response Is In Effect, A Response' 'Democrats In Congress Are Losing Patience' "Democrats in Congress are losing patience with the Obama administration for failing to respond quickly enough to Iran's test of a ballistic missile." ("Democrats, Frustrated With Obama On Iran, Float New Sanctions Proposals," The Washington Post, 1/07/2016) "Leading lawmakers, including supporters of President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, rapped the White House for … Continue Reading


09.17.15

‘Frightening…Deplorable…Outrageous’ Situation

Will Dems Back Their Calls To The Iranian Regime To 'Immediately Release All Americans Who Are In Jail'? Senate Dem To Iran: 'Immediately Release All Americans Who Are In Jail' The Senate voted unanimously for a resolution calling on Iran to release American prisoners. (S.Con.Res. 16, Roll Call Vote #175, Adopted 90-0: R 47-0, D 42-0, I 1-0, 5/11/15) SEN. BILL NELSON (D-FL): "We are hopefully and prayerfully expectant that if it is a successfully concluded negotiation to prevent Iran from … Continue Reading


09.15.15

American Prisoners Languish In Iran

Prisoners Raise 'Legitimate And Serious Concerns About This Deal' SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): "There are legitimate and serious concerns about this deal. For example... Hostages remain in Iranian custody. We will have to work hard to fight Iran's malign efforts to wreak havoc in the region." ("Why I'm Supporting An Imperfect Iran Deal," Medium, 8/6/15) The Senate voted unanimously for a resolution calling on Iran to release the American prisoners. (S. Con. Res. 16, Roll Call Vote #17… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Iran: ‘Strong Support’?

Fact-Checker: 'It Is Difficult To Support The Claim That There Is "Strong Support" For The Iran Deal Among Lawmakers And Citizens' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "I am heartened that so many Senators judged this deal on the merits, and am gratified by the strong support of lawmakers and citizens alike." (President Obama, Statement, 9/10/15) WASHINGTON POST's 'Fact-Checker': "Anyway you slice it, it is difficult to support the claim that there is 'strong support' for the Iran deal among lawmakers and citiz… Continue Reading


09.10.15

‘When Sanctions Lift, Iranian Commander Will Benefit’

Iran's Worst Of The Worst Receive 'Significant Sanctions Relief' Thanks To President Obama's Deal "There will be significant sanctions relief for the leader of the Quds force, a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard accused of supplying militants with weapons to kill Americans during the Iraq war, under the new Iran nuclear deal. Gen. Qasem Soleimani will have his travel ban lifted and foreign assets unfrozen -- sanctions imposed by the UN -- if the deal goes as planned." ("Irania… Continue Reading


09.10.15

The Iranian Record: Post Agreement

International Commitments Violated, Terrorism Support Continues, U.S. Still Called 'Great Satan' 'The Iranian Regime Continues To View The U.S. As The "Great Satan"' AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI, Iranian Dictator: 'Reiterated that America remains the "Great Satan."' "Speaking to a group of people in Tehran, Khamenei reiterated that America remains the 'Great Satan.' 'The Iranian nation ousted the Satan. We should not let it back through the window to penetrate' Iran, he said." ("Iran's Supreme Leader… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Dems: Let’s ‘Cast Our Votes For Or Against This Deal’

A Filibuster 'Would Stop All Of You From Knowing How We Voted On This' And The 'Democratic Caucus Does Not Like That Position At All' 98 Senators voted for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1191, Roll Call Vote #174, Bill Passed 98-1, R 53-1, D 43-0, I 2-0, 5/7/15) Senate Democrats: 'Go To The Floor And Cast Our Votes For Or Against This Deal,' 'It's Important Because The Stakes Are High' SEN. CHRIS COONS (D-DE): "As a caucus that was opposed to games with filibusters … Continue Reading


09.08.15

Dems Sell Iran Deal To America

Deal 'Falls Short', 'Deeply Flawed' And Contains 'Significant Shortcomings' Dem. Senators: Deal 'Didn't Achieve [Its] Objective, 'This Deal Is Not The Agreement I Have Long Sought' SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): "We joined with our partner nations at the outset of negotiations with the stated intention of preventing Iran from having the capability to get a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, it's clear we didn't achieve that objective and have only delayed-not blocked-Iran's potential nuclear breakout."… Continue Reading


09.08.15

Iran: A ‘Malign Force’

'U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq And Afghanistan Were Directly Linked To Iran' PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "Do we think that with the sanctions coming down, that Iran will have some additional resources for its military and for some of the activities in the region that are a threat to us and a threat to our allies? I think that is a likelihood that they've got some additional resources." (President Obama, Press Conference, 7/15/15) "The totality of European Union sanctions, including the embargo … Continue Reading


09.03.15

Iran Deal: ‘Dangerous Farce’

Editorials From Across The Country Call President Obama's Iran Pact 'Disturbing', 'Oversold', and 'Frightening' 'Who In Good Faith Can Vote To Approve This Deal?' LOS ANGELES TIMES: "It is far from a perfect deal, it promises less than many had hoped for, it has been oversold by its proponents…" ("Editorial Weighing The Iran Nuclear Deal: Far From Perfect, But The Alternatives Are Worse," Los Angeles Times, 8/30/15) "The weaknesses in the agreement are significant. For example, wh… Continue Reading


09.02.15

‘Hope…Is Not A National Security Strategy’

Majority of Americans, Leading Congressional Democrats Oppose Iran Deal SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ): "Whether or not the supporters of the agreement admit it, this deal is based on 'hope'… Hope is part of human nature, but unfortunately it is not a national security strategy." (Sen. Menendez, Remarks, 8/18/15) 'Ever-Growing Majority' of Americans Oppose Iranian Nuclear Deal NEW YORK POST: "Solid majorities in each house of Congress oppose the deal - as does an ever-growing major… Continue Reading

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