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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Oh, the irony!

After accusing Prime Minister Netanyahu of interfering in US domestic affairs for addressing a joint session of Congress to speak out against the Iranian nuclear sellout back in February (before we knew how bad it really was), President Hussein Obama is calling upon the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, France and Germany to the United States, to lobby Congress to pass the sellout.
Obama administration officials flooding Congress to sell the pact are now working in tandem with ambassadors from the three European nations — Great Britain, France and Germany — that also signed off on the July 14 agreement.
The diplomatic trio, whose countries are known together as the “E3,” echo administration talking points and parries specific concerns from skeptical members of Congress. They also push a signature message: that the Iran deal is an international agreement, not just the handiwork of a Democratic president scorned by the GOP.
“We think it’s important that people who will vote on the bill understand that it’s not just about this administration and the Iranian government. The other governments who are part of the deal, what we call the P5+1, also have views on it and also think it’s the right way to go,” British Ambassador Peter Westmacott told POLITICO just after meeting with senators on Tuesday.
Of course. And that would explain why the US has no role to play in the inspection regime. Because in the new age of no superpowers, we let Russia and China run the world and farm enforcement out to the Euroweenies. You know, the people who ran away from Gaza in 2007.
European officials hope that by reminding members of Congress about support for the deal from British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, they can defuse any partisan impulse to oppose President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement.
“Especially when it comes to addressing Republican members of Congress, it is good to add in the E3 perspective because it might not be regarded as biased, or as much like a partisan issue,” said Markus Knauf, a spokesman for the German Embassy in Washington.
Let them focus on the Republicans. It's a waste of time. Other than the Pauls, I doubt there's a single Republican in Congress who would even consider voting with the administration on this. The real battle is over the Democrats.

Can someone please explain to me why the Europeans lobbying Congress is okay but Netanyahu lobbying Congress wasn't?

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At 5:17 PM, Blogger Gershon said...

It's not called irony; it's called hypocrisy. What else is new?


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