Tuesday, March 10, 2015


So, 47 Republican U.S. Senators have signed off on a letter warning Iran against coming to an agreement with President Obama on a nuclear deal. As if bringing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak in front of Congress last week wasn't enough of an insult to President Obama. Now the GOP wants to undercut President Obama's constitutional authority to negotiate agreements with other nation-states, as if they are the only ones who understand foreign policy.

It's at times like these that we all benefit from taking a look at the last time the GOP ran the foreign policy show, and how their predictions on the Middle East turned out ...

The reality is that the GOP has been getting the world wrong for the better part of 35 years, and don't have any kind of track record when it comes to domestic policy either.

On a positive note, Iran reacted with a degree of disdain, calling the Republican letter a "propaganda ploy."

So, yeah, the Iranians seem to be more mindful of protocols tied to President Obama's constitutional authority to negotiate on behalf of America than the GOP.

- Mark

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