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Posted on 12/29/2017 6:51:49 AM PST by nuconvert
Cotton Statement on Iranian Protests
December 28, 2017
Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the protests against the Iranian regime in the city of Mashhad:
"Even after the billions in sanctions relief they secured through the nuclear deal, the ayatollahs still can't provide for the basic needs of their own people-perhaps because they've funneled so much of that money into their campaign of regional aggression in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. The protests in Mashhad show that a regime driven by such a hateful ideology cannot maintain broad popular support forever, and we should support the Iranian people who are willing to risk their lives to speak out against it."
See link to YouTube video protests here
Why not make a comment on the point he’s making?
STFU Cotton... thamks to you gutless GOPe pukes allowing the jug-eared, limp-wristed traitor to billions of dollars to these mullahs to increase their nuclear and terrorist-supporting activities, they can do anything they want with impunity. Dumbass.
[Why not make a comment on the point hes making?]
Thanks to this idiot and the feckless GOPe, we’ll have a nuclear armed Iran in the near future.
He’s polishing a turd.
I don't understand why you guys are breaking Cotton's balls (I made a funny). Isn't this exactly what we bitched about when Osucka didn't support the Iranian "Arab Spring" protests?
What is Foggy Bottom doing with Iran?
Cotton, ‘limp wristed’?
On January 11, 2005, Cotton enlisted in the United States Army. Cotton felt compelled to join the military after the September 11 attacks.
Cotton declined offers to serve as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army and instead volunteered for the infantry. In March 2005, he entered Officer Candidate School, and in June 2005 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. He was initially stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he entered a 14-week Basic Officer Leaders Course. After completing the course in November 2005, Cotton attended the United States Army Airborne School as well as Ranger School, and United States Army Air Assault School.
In May 2006, Cotton was deployed to Baghdad as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division. In Iraq, he led a 41-man air assault infantry platoon in the 506th Infantry Regiment, and planned and performed daily combat patrols.
Accusations of New York Times journalists
In June 2006, while stationed in Iraq, Cotton gained international public attention after he wrote an open letter to the editor of The New York Times, accusing three journalists of violating “espionage laws” by publishing an article detailing a Bush administration secret program monitoring terrorists’ finances. The New York Times did not publish the letter, but it was published on Power Line, a conservative blog that had been copied on the email. In the letter, Cotton called for the journalists responsible for the newspaper article to be imprisoned for espionage. He asserted that the newspaper had “gravely endangered the lives of my soldiers and all other soldiers and innocent Iraqis here.” The article was widely circulated online and reprinted in full in several newspapers. The letter reached General Peter Schoomaker, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, who forwarded it via e-mail to all his generals, stating: “Attached for your information are words of wisdom from one of our great lieutenants in Iraq ...” Cotton said in an interview that after meeting with his immediate commander, he was “nervous and worried all night long” about losing his position and even worse, possibly being court-martialed. When he finally met the battalion commander, he was simply told “Well, heres a piece of advice: Youre new here. No ones trying to infringe on your right to send a letter or whatnot. But next time, give your chain of command a heads-up.”
The Old Guard
In December 2006, Cotton was promoted to First Lieutenant. He was assigned as a platoon leader for the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.
In October 2008, Cotton was deployed to eastern Afghanistan. He was assigned within the Train Advise Assist Command East at its Gamberi forward operating base (FOB) in Laghman Province as the Operations Officer of a Provincial Reconstruction Team, where he planned daily counter-insurgency and reconstruction operations. His 11-month deployment ended on July 20, 2009 and he returned from Afghanistan. He then returned to the agricultural management of his family ranch.
Reserve duty and military awards
In July 2010, Cotton transferred to the United States Army Reserve. His military record shows his final discharge from the Army Reserve was in May 2013; he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and earned a Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal.
“”I’ve long advocated for declining to certify the deal to Congress again for many reasons,” Cotton said. “But President Trump has put it best himself: ‘The Iran deal poses a direct national-security threat.’ The sensible course, then, is to decline to certify the deal and begin the work of strengthening it and counteracting Iranian aggression, with the threat of sanctions and military action if necessary.”
Hey nitwit...Tom Cotton was the ONLY Senator to vote against the Corker Amendment and he voted against the Iran Deal as well.
May 7, 2015 - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve legislation allowing Congress to review a nuclear deal with Iran in a 98-1 vote. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was the only senator to oppose the bill.
You're a nitwit too. You have no frigging idea what you are talking about and about whom you are talking! Tom Cotton voted against the Iran Deal and he was the ONLY US Senator to vote against the Corker Amendment. He is a true conservative and an honest to God American hero.
“Hey nitwit” ...
I can’t believe the ignoramuses on this thread attacking the very best man we have in US Senate!
I can’t believe it...calling this man GOPe.
Tom Cotton is one of the best and brightest in Congress. Hope this time we stand up behind the protesters
Might you be interested in revising and extending your remarks?
Mr. Corkers provision passed the Senate by a vote of 98-1, Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, being the only negative vote. In an entirely predictable result, when the time came for a disapproval vote, Republicans couldnt even overcome the Democrats filibuster to get a final vote on disapproval.
You just might consider the fact that Cotton was the only negative vote on the matter. Hmmmmm?
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