Chuck Schumer: Senator from the Great State of Israel   Leave a comment

A Sad Day For The “Deliberative Body” that was The U. S. Senate

August 6, 2015

The Democratic members of the United States Senate should turn their backs on Senator Charles Schumer’s bid to become the majority leader with the inevitable retirement of Senator Harry Reid. When the Senator from New York sides with the Israeli government against his own government, when the Senator from New York sides with the Israeli Prime Minister against the president of the United States, when the Senator from New York sides with the GOP chicken-hawk warriors against a chance for peace, he deserves nothing. Perhaps he should challenge for the leadership of AIPAC. Or maybe even run for a seat in the Knesset. As the New York Times points out, the Senate may not uphold President Obama’s veto, and if so

“A veto override would be an enormous blow to the president’s prestige. It would torpedo an agreement between Iran and six powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States — but it would not necessarily lead to the reimposition of crippling economic sanctions on Iran, supporters of the deal warn. With the other world powers supporting the agreement, the international sanctions regime would be likely to crumble, leaving the United States with far less effective tools to cripple Iran’s nuclear ambitions.”

In plain English, the sanctions would fall apart, Iran would have the money and the wherewithal to resume building a nuclear weapons program, and the United States would stand alone as the rest of the world, the United Nations, et al, would chart separate courses. Many believe it would speed up Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear bomb. Maybe Schumer shouldn’t stop with abandoning his president and a general quest for peace, but go all in: join in the calls to bomb Iran.

Senator Schumer. You are an amazing disappointment. At least we now know what country you believe in.

David Steffen

© 2015 David Steffen

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