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As Americans debate whether the Confederate flag is evil or not, whether it should be displayed publicly or privately or if it should be even available for purchase, a much more important deadline nears. June 30 is the self-imposed deadline for an Iranian nuclear talks deal. Without a deal, Iran is free to produce nuclear material and manufacture a nuclear bomb. The White House has publicly stated their disapproval of extending the deadline, although the French and Iranians have both said there is a possibility. At present, Barack Obama is talking about how racist America is and how we need to do away with all guns and John Kerry is talking about phony climate change with the Chinese and Iran is sprinting toward the nuclear power finish line.

In April, the State Department announced the deal that wasn’t. Everything they said they had an agreement on, the Iranians came back and said they didn’t agree to any such thing. Apparently, those early talks could be likened to the Paris Peace talks between the US and North Vietnam where months were spent arguing over the shape of the table to be used during the talks. Since that time, it has been a constant stream from Tehran of demands and denials. They deny aspirations to acquire a nuclear bomb, even as the parliament chants “Death to America, Death to Israel”. They have repeatedly said the inspectors will not be allowed on military facilities. Of course, at least one of the nuclear sites is on a military facility.They demand sanctions must come off Iran before any inspections are allowed.

We are just under a week before the deadline. The highly vaunted deal is at best in shambles and, more likely, non-existent. Where are our negotiators (although I’ve seen no evidence they could negotiate their way out of a paper bag). The Iranians has given their list of non-starters which just happen to be our starters. Bottom line, Iran never meant to be dissuaded from their goal, a nuclear weapon and this administration is unable or unwilling to stop them. The negotiations were nothing but a delaying tactic to gain time to make their weapon.  Saudi Arabia is already trying to get a weapon of their own and Egypt can’t be far behind.  In short, this administration has taken the Middle East hot spot and turned it into an inferno. Perhaps, it’s time they stood up and paid attention.


The State Department is closing in on a deal with Iran concerning their nuclear facilities and their potential to make nuclear weapons. The deal needs to be completed by the 24th of this month and the administration is panicked to make an agreement. They need it! The conditions of the deal are vague, by some accounts, gives Iran around 80% of what they want. They have sanctions currently imposed upon them relaxed and they get to continue operating a huge number of centrifuges for the production of nuclear power. They also must not produce nuclear weapons during the life of the agreement, approximately ten years.

The fact that Iran has not kept promises in the past completely eludes this administration. They need an agreement to prove how great they are in foreign diplomacy. Of course, a quick look around the world shows their prowess. At best, Iran gets nukes in ten years; at worst, they break their promise and get the bomb within a couple of months. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before Congress, saying an Iran with the bomb is completely unacceptable. I agree!

Details of the deal are being kept under wraps, some even secret from Congress. They have been increasingly vocal on the deal with Iran. The administration thinks they can get the agreement done without Congressional approval. After all, Congress has allowed them to circumvent the Constitution repeatedly, even after they won the majority in both houses! Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has been an outspoken critic, but last week, was threatened by a Justice Department indictment on corruption charges. Last week, Harry Reid, Senate Majority, excuse me, I mean Minority Leader, says Congress can let the deal go through. Now, I’m not a Constitutional scholar, but the Constitution places the duty of ratifying treaties squarely in the hands of the Senate! If the deal John  Kerry is working on is so fantastic, why don’t they want the details made public? Why is the deal granting Iran 80% of the things they want in OUR best interests?

This arrangement with Iran is just one more case of hidden agendas with this administration. Just last week, the FCC, under direction of the White House, took control of the internet. The 332 page plan is still unreleased. What could they be hiding? Even Netflix, which was for “net neutrality” prior to the FCC  action, is now having second thoughts. Is this just another instance where we have to pass it before we find out what’s in it? Will all the emails sent and received during the negotiations with Iran get lost, much like Lois Lerner’s or Hillary’s emails during Benghazi? Will Marie Harf use her nuances to allay our fears even as Iran launches its nukes upon America? I guess it all rests on whether Congress (specifically the Senate) rolls over. Again!