The idiots are coming, the idiots are coming!
Well, they've done it this time!
Now, mind you, I try to be as impartial as I can when it comes to politics, given that I'm an independent thinker and make up my own mind of what might be real or not. A dyed in the wool middle-of-the-roader, if you will. I wasn't always. I was, during the Reagan years, a member of the Republican National Committee, until I realized that "trickle down" was a myth designed by the upper crust for their own purposes. So, disillusioned by my party, I became a Democrat, a decision that I now regret based on findings that both sides of the fence are not what we all thought. But impartiality is fickle and, steered by events such as the one we're talking about today, I sit with my microwaved fettuccine with broccoli and chicken in front of me (no, it's not one of the the crappy ones), wondering how these jackasses keep getting reelected. (Of course, we actually KNOW the answer to that one, but we'll deal with it later).
Just a few days ago, not long after the republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, tried to undermine foreign policy by circumventing the President and The Constitution that he supposedly so staunchly defends, 47 republican congresspersons fired off a letter to Iran's leader, Ali Khamenei, that any nuclear deal forged with the current POTUS would, most likely, be overturned by our next leader, rendering it null and void. Another treasonous act in the same month! This letter was met with ridicule and a response from Iran that is near declaring that they would not continue negotiations with Secretary of State John Kerry. These meetings are designed to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons for at least the next 10 years. Of course the Military Industrial Complex would whip their puppets into fighting mode to preserve the possibility of nuclear war. There is no profit in peace.
Now, again, I'm not biased, and this is a factual account of what happened, as evidenced by Senator John McCain's statement on Tuesday on Fox News; “Maybe that wasn’t exactly the best way to do that". Really, Senator? Ya think? How's that snowstorm excuse working out for you?
This letter, drafted by Junior Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR, who, by the way has no foreign policy credentials), could have been the undoing of these nuclear weapons talks. Instead, the Iranians saw it for what it was, derided by the Ayatollah, stating the letter was “a sign of a decline in political ethics and the destruction of the American establishment from within." and a “sign of declining political ethics.". Declining ethics, you ask? The United States? Yes, Bubba, where have you been, under a rock?
This kind of posturing has led to many other conflicts over many centuries, Fortunately, Iran is not the same country it was in the 70's and 80's. It is not a terrorist supporting land, nor is it a trigger happy backwards country. They are looking forward to a more prosperous way of life again, so, they are not so stupid as to pick a fight with anyone, let alone a country that can blow them off the face of the map. In fact, they are just as interested in wiping out ISIS as we are, maybe even more so.
These 47 Congresfools have caused a major international incidence, as Iran and the U.S. are not the only countries involved in these talks. We are joined by Britain, China, France and Russia, and the true nature of these talks are centered around lifting sanctions held against Iran for decades. They are willing to give up beginning a nuclear weapons program so that they can prosper. Is there something wrong with that? I think not. Every nation has a right to make things better for their people. (Maybe we could learn a lesson from that, but we know that wouldn't be in the best interests of the billionaire class that holds the purse strings). While the U.S. could possibly render an agreement between ourselves and Iran not legally binding due to future administrations, a UN Security Council agreement is legally binding and cannot be undone by only one country. This is the part that whipped up the unholy 47 because it would nullify any chance of undoing what has been done, and that would severely eat into MIC profits. Fortunately, the talks resume next week in Lausanne, Switzerland, between Iran and the other powers.
And, as the Republican 47 rats begin to jump ship (we all knew this would happen quickly) Boehner, McConnell and Cotton are left holding the treasonous bag. Hopefully it contains a pile of dog poop along with their letter.