In the prelude to the 60-day congressional review of the Iranian nuclear deal, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker told Secretary of State “Frenchie” Kerry on Thursday, “Not unlike a hotel guest that leaves only with a hotel bathrobe on his back, I believe that you've been fleeced.' He also said that “Iran did a masterful job of giving you a talking point” on centrifuges used to refine fissile material for nuclear weapons.
A clearly riled up Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) further pummeled the naïve blunderer saying, “With all due respect, you guys have been bamboozled and the American people are going to pay.”
Kerry, smug asshole that he is, insisted that critics of the deal are pushing an unrealistic alternative that he dismissed as a “sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran's complete capitulation.”
Jonathan Tobin characterizes the “deal” in this manner:
“…allowing an Islamist theocratic tyranny that is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with hopes of achieving regional hegemony and pledged to the destruction of Israel to have a nuclear program is a threat. Giving its nuclear infrastructure western approval and a path to an eventual bomb is a danger to the entire region as well as the West. Handing it a massive cash bonus in the form of relaxed sanctions will enhance its ability to foment terrorism and spread violence through its auxiliaries and allies.”
“Opponents of the deal rightly decry this embrace of Iran not just because the inspections are insufficiently rigorous, the nuclear provisions weak and will eventually expire giving the Islamist regime a clear path to a bomb. They also oppose it because despite their occasional attempts to pose as tough-minded in their approach to Iran, the basic premise of the deal is President Obama’s quest for the regime to ‘get right with the world.’”
“Iran won the lenient terms of the deal by being tough in the negotiations and convincing weak-willed interlocutors such as Obama and Kerry that they would never be moved by Western pressure or threats. Critics of the deal view it with disdain because they correctly perceive its premise to be the hope of an entente with Iran, not a treaty aimed at limiting its power. Seen from that perspective the details of the deal are not only unpersuasive, they are beside the point despite the effort of the Times and other pro-Obama media cheerleaders to depict the GOP as knee-jerk naysayers. That is why sensible Republicans and Democrats will reject Kerry’s arrogant lobbying efforts and vote a deal rooted in appeasement down.”