Democrats for Iran’s Bomb and Against a Senate Vote

August 28, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Yesterday, Politico reported that the Obama administration has decided it would be a disaster politically and diplomatically if President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran gets through Congress thanks to just a small, partisan minority in one house. They understand that would constitute a disastrous public repudiation of the President. 

So, his partisans are now working to stave that off – by preventing any Senate vote on the Obamabomb deal.

It’s bad enough that the Congress earlier this year abandoned the constitutional requirement for such a momentous agreement to be approved by two-thirds of the Senate. The administration has admitted it knew the President’s appalling deal would never get that.

But will Democrats now go along with a scheme to keep the Senate from even voting on it? Not if the American people hold them accountable.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org.

 

                                            

 

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Senior Military Leaders Oppose the Obamabomb Deal

August 27, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Strikingly absent from the Obamabomb debate to date has been the assessment of senior military leaders.  They were largely excluded from the negotiations and their advice, if sought at all, was seemingly mostly ignored.

Instead, we have largely heard from diplomats, arms control enthusiasts, Team Obama’s political operatives and other interested parties. Until now.

Yesterday, more than 200 retired admirals and generals sent a letter to the bipartisan congressional leadership offering their professional judgment of this accord. They warned, “It would threaten the national security and vital interests of the United States and, therefore, should be disapproved by the Congress.” 

Democrats tempted to put party loyalty before their sworn duty to the country must hear – and heed – the critical advice from these former military leaders, advice that those still serving have been unwilling, or unable, to provide.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org. 

 

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The Latest Fraud About the Obamabomb Deal

August 26, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

It’s been apparent for some time that the Obama administration will say ANYTHING to implement its disastrous nuclear deal with Iran.  For example, the President has claimed it closes all “pathways to an Iranian nuclear weapons.”  As Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has noted, that’s not so.

Team Obama asserts we know about everything that Iran’s secretive program has done in closed sites. As former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey has written, that not true.

The President insists his deal is the only way to avoid war with Iran.  Democratic Senator Bob Menendez disagrees.

Now, administration spokesmen are signaling that the deal will provide useful targeting information for a future attack on Iran’s nuclear program, instead of making it effectively impossible. 

Is there really a Democrat – or anybody else – who buys that fraud?

Stop the Obamabomb deal.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org. 

 

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It’s Not Terrorism, It’s Jihad

August 25, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Yesterday, France gave its highest honor to three Americans and a Brit who courageously averted what French president Francois Hollande called an act of “terrorism.” 

Actually, it was an act of jihad.  The perpetrator’s father has acknowledged that the young Moroccan Muslim is “very religious.” That means he has been encouraged to believe – as do the authorities of his faith – that it is his duty to wage holy war to impose worldwide the supremacist Islamic code of shariah. 

The French government is hardly alone in obscuring the danger posed by young Islamists and, therefore, incipient jihadists in their midst. And that problem will only grow if Iran – a state committed to global, violent jihad – gets a windfall of $150 billion that even Team Obama says will go in part to support “terrorism.”

Stop the Obamabomb deal.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org. 

 

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Harry Reid Endorses the Obamabomb

August 24, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Yesterday, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid announced that he would support the Obamabomb deal.  Since Sen. Reid’s tenure has been marked by a partisanship that routinely put the interests of President Obama ahead of those of his institution, let alone the country, his stance on the Iranian agreement is not exactly a surprise.

Ominously though he also promised “to do everything in my power to make sure the deal stands.” What we have learned about Harry Reid over the years is that means preventing debates and Senate – and even congressional – action.

In this case, Sen. Reid may support filibustering a resolution of disapproval aimed at stopping the Obamabomb deal.  Votes would be on procedural motions, not the substance, making accountability more difficult. And, of course, ensuring that Iran gets the bomb – with all the horror that portends.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org.

 

 

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Women Don’t Belong in Ground Combat

August 21, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Today, two women Army officers will become the first female Rangers in the history of that storied special operations unit.  The fact that they’re doing so is a testament to their unusual spirit and stamina.  It is not, however, an argument for admitting them, or other women, into ground combat units.

Of course, that’s precisely how these women will be used as the Obama White House, feminists and others insist that the Pentagon abandon longstanding – and well-founded – policies that preclude such service. 

The truth is that assigning women to Army and Marine Corps frontline war-fighting duties will not contribute to the readiness and performance of the combat arms. Even if a few can meet the required, rigorous physical standards, they inevitably introduce disruptive privacy issues and frequent sexual tensions and family strains that can only degrade our military.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at cmrlink.org.

 

 

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Iran’s Provocation Humiliation

August 20, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

For thirty-six years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been waging war against us. It began with a national humiliation: the seizure of our embassy in Tehran and fifty-two U.S. hostages.

Today, the mullahs are engaged in a reprise of sorts. As more details about Barack Obama’s appalling nuclear deal leak out, we are learning that the negotiations not only resulted in a diplomatic rout.  Our country is once again being humiliated – only this time with far more serious repercussions.

For example, we have just learned that Team Obama has acquiesced to an arrangement by which the Iranians – not our inspectors or the International Atomic Energy Agency’s – will inspect their military facilities.   

To suggest that this amounts to a verification regime – let alone a comprehensive and effective one – is national security fraud.  And a provocative humiliation.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org.

 

 

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Whose Name Will Be On Iran’s Bomb?

August 19, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

New Jersey’s Robert Menendez yesterday became the second prominent Democratic Senator to announce his informed opposition to the Obamabomb nuclear deal with Iran. He declared: “If Iran is to acquire a nuclear bomb, it will not have my name on it.”

Interestingly, there may well have been no deal at all had Sen. Menendez’s name appeared somewhere else. Last April, Obama’s Justice Department engineered his removal as the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

In his absence, President Obama was able – in a display of negotiating skill and determination wholly absent from the Iran talks – effectively to eliminate the constitutional check on his ability to capitulate to the mullahs. 

So, Sen. Menendez’s name won’t be on their bomb, but a relative handful of congressional Democrats are poised to join Barack Obama in having theirs on it. 

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org.

 

 

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Forget About Verifying the Obamabomb Deal

August 18, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

For those who claim the Obamabomb nuclear deal with Iran is acceptable because of its verification provisions, I have one word: “Fuggedaboutit.”

The Washington Free Beacon reports today that the Iranians recently served notice:  Not only will there be no U.S. inspectors.  Not only will international inspectors be kept out of any suspect site for at least three weeks and be subject to other restrictions in a secret side-deal.  Not only will the Iranians be the ones who will provide samples for testing.

Now, we learn that only inspectors approved by Iranian intelligence will be allowed into the country.

Far from “the most comprehensive…verification regime we ever negotiated,” the one Team Obama agreed to is a formula for enabling Iran’s nuclear program to continue, not ensuring it’s out of business. 

Tell Congress: Reject this disastrous deal.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at IranTruth.org.

 

 

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Embrace Trump’s Immigration Platform

August 17, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Donald Trump is driving the political establishment crazy.  He is likely to do so even more now that he has laid out a position on immigration reform at odds with the open borders agenda favored by both parties’ leadership and special interests.

Trump’s platform defies them with three principles:  First, he vows to build a wall at the border with Mexico – and get Mexico to pay for it.

Second, he promises to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.  What a concept!

And finally, he promises to give preference to the “jobs, wages and security of all Americans” in deciding who and how many will be admitted to this country. 

Robust immigration stances have fueled Donald Trump’s meteoric rise in the polls. If they wish to catch him, his many rivals must do no less.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

 

 

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