Skip to comments.Secretary of State John Kerry Rejects New Sanctions on Iran
Posted on 04/21/2013 9:24:19 PM PDT by Perseverando
For years the Obama line was that sanctions were the answer to get Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program. Now even sanctions arent the answer. Instead sanctions might upset the delicate flower of Iranian diplomacy.
And Hanoi John, a veteran of unsuccessful appeasements of the Viet Cong and the Sandanistas, who embraced monsters like Assad, is an absolute expert at not offending the people trying to kill us.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry implored Congress on Thursday not to impose tough new sanctions on Iran, warning that such a move could disrupt diplomacy over Tehrans disputed nuclear program at a delicate moment.
Theres an enormous amount of jockeying going on, with the obvious normal tension between hard-liners and people who want to make an agreement, he told committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). We dont need to spin this up at this point in time . You need to leave us the window to try to work the diplomatic channel.
Kerrys mythical moderates have yet to step up to the plate. Ever. Iran has never negotiated in good faith. No more than North Korea has. Obama Incs search for moderate Iranian nukemen is as productive as its search for moderate Taliban has been.
If you believe Kerry, one more set of sanctions will throw away the chance for peace, but the existing sanctions are just right to ensure peace. You can see why Israel is speaking more loudly about a unilateral strike.
The House is weighing a bill that aims to further reduce Iranian oil sales and cut non-oil trade. Sen.Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) is sponsoring a sanctions measure, and other senators are discussing additional legislation, Menendez said.
Menendez sounded unconvinced by Kerrys plea, saying he sees the diplomatic window increasingly closing and fears
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john kerry gives new meaning to ‘ugly American’.
Kerry is a disaster.
More sanctions? Fewer? Who cares, it’s not going to make a difference. You can’t expect economic sanctions to work on a third-world toilet.
There is only one word that can be used of Obama and his Quizling Kerry = Traitor!
Only 3 Republicans voted not to support John Kerry for SOS.