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Kerry: No-Vote by Congress Would Kill Iran Deal. Unless . . .

Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday acknowledged to House members that if they vote down the Iran deal – and override a presidential veto – that the deal would collapse.

According to the Washington Exanminer:

“It’s physically impossible” for the deal to continue because of the bar to waiving U.S. sanctions, Kerry said.

“There’s no way for the deal to work because our lifting of sanctions is critical to the ability of other countries to invest and work and critical obviously for Iran to get any money,” he added.

However, he seemed to hedge when asked if the administration would follow the law:

Earlier, Kerry was asked by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., if he would obey the will of Congress if a disapproval resolution was enacted.

His response: “I can’t begin to answer that at this point without consulting with the president.”

Well, you should at least be able to begin answering whether you would follow the law . . .

Or not. Because that’s the way they roll at 1600 Pa. and environs.

Kerry: Attacking Iran Would Allow it to Justify Pursuit of Nukes

Secretary of State John Kerry this morning dived straight into the land of Catch-22, claiming that an Israeli attack on Iran would give the Iranians cause to justify their pursuit of nuclear weapons in the first place.

“Iran would then have a reason to say, ‘Well, this is why we need a bomb,'” Kerry told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

Which of course begs the question: Is Kerry senile?

So if someone lunges at you with a knife, and you break their nose, then they can say, “Well, now you know why I was lunging at you with a knife.”

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Let me explain

Israel, according to Kerry, should not defend itself because doing so would justify the creation of weapons that are meant to destroy it. Israel should worry about the cogency of Iranian arguments before the rest of the world instead of doing what it thinks it has to in order to prevent a nuclear bomb from dropping on Tel Aviv in 10-15 years, according to Kerry.

Kerry went on to indicate clearly that military force by the United States was never, EVER, a serious option, saying that an attack on the Iranians would cause them to bury their program to such an extent that the United States couldn’t touch them, short of acting to “annihilate” Iran, which he said no one would do.

What Iran will decided to do is dig deeper, because Israel does not have the ability – nor do we – to stop (them), unless we went to all-our war and literally annihilate Iran, which I don’t hear people talking about.

These people will literally say anything to get their deal with Iran. I say the UN Security Council pass a resolution requiring the Norwegians to wait 15 years before giving Kerry his Nobel Peace Prize.

Kerry Claims the Goal Wasn’t to End Iran’s Nuclear Program

I don’t know – how does he think he can get away with saying something that simply isn’t true?

I guess because they get away with such things all the time.

The administration keep claiming it wasn’t trying to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program. But officials, including President Obama, repeatedly said and suggested that’s exactly what they wanted.

Here’s some video contrasting Secretary of State John Kerry during his Senate testimony today with – Secretary of State John Kerry.

Oh, and here’s Obama during his debate with Mitt Romney:

The work that we’ve done with respect to sanctions now offers Iran a choice. They can take the diplomatic route and end their nuclear program or they will have to face a united world and a United States president, me, who said we’re not going to take any options off the table.

Uh, if he meant nuclear weapons program, he would have said it.

Here’s some more great video from Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in which Sen. Bob Menenedez, D-N.J., reminds him that the sanctions the White House constantly touts as having forced Iran to cry uncle were in reality opposed by the White House.

Actually, of course, if you take a look at the deal, Iran never really cried “uncle.” Maybe “cousin.”

Kerry to Rise from the Bed

Drunk on painkillers, Secretary of State John Kerry will leap from his hospital bed sometime this month and head to Europe to negotiate the end of Western civilization by handing a nuclear weapon to medieval lunatics.

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It will be a miraculous cure, given that he’s been in the hospital for a broken leg for more than a week, longer than the average stay for open heart surgery, which is 4-7 days. On the other hand, as some of you have noted, he may be on his wife’s health insurance plan, not Obamacare.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Secretary of State John F. Kerry will travel to Europe this month for the final days of nuclear negotiations with Iran although he is still hospitalized 11 days after he broke his leg in a biking accident, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

The official said the 71-year-old former senator is eager to rejoin the talks in person before negotiators reach their self-imposed deadline of June 30 to wrap up a comprehensive accord.

“When he needs to be there, he will be there,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the talks, said in a conference call with reporters.

He doesn’t need to be there. Anyone can cave to Iran.  Send Taylor Swift.

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Kerry Tweets Out Photo of Himself in Hospital

As people increasingly wondered about the silence, Secretary of State kerry finally tweeted out a photo of himself in the hospital, saying:

“Feeling good a week after surgery. Good chats today w/@AmbassadorRice & @StateDept senior team. The work continues!”

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All of which begs the question, why is Kerry still in the hospital? A week is a long time these days. He clearly had major surgery for a very serious injury that the administration sought to minimize. And his “work” has to have been affected.

Obama Should Remove Kerry From the Iran Negotiations

The White House today acknowledged that Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken leg may force a delay in the June 30 deadline for the completion of a nuclear deal with Iran, as Press Secretary Josh Earnest said it was too soon to tell what impact the injury would have on the deadline.

Lahh dee dah . . .
Lahh dee dah . . .

Earnest said he expects Kerry to come roaring back like a tiger – recuperating with “uncommon zeal” – and play a leading role in the discussions. But back in the real world, Kerry is a 71-year-old man who had several hours of surgery today. He’ll be zealously pressing the morphine button on his IV drip for the next few days and then undergoing painful rehabilitation zoned out on other opioids.

Negotiations require a supple and clear mind, stamina, and the ability to gauge your opponents in person, all of which will be unavailable to Kerry during the coming weeks. Obama should consider putting in charge of the talks National Security Advisor Susan Rice – or someone else who will be thinking clearly – at least on a temporary basis.

It was Kerry’s choice to go pedaling out of his presidential suite in Paris pretending he was racing in the Tour de France. Now, unfortunately, he must suffer the consequences of his ill-advised choice so that the rest of us don’t have to – that is, with an even worse deal than the one Kerry is already coming up with.

Kerry Breaks His Leg

Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg riding a bike in France and immediately canceled the rest of his European trip.

Now, with Kerry on painkillers, we’ll get an even worse deal with Iran.

Oh, yeah, nukes for you in eight years, that sounds fine. I love you guys.

From the Associated Press.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group.

Kerry was in stable condition and in good spirits as he prepared to return to Boston for further treatment with the doctor who previously operated on his hip, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. He said X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that Kerry fractured his right femur.

“The secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury is not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery,” Kirby said in a statement.

Kerry was taken by helicopter to Geneva’s main medical center.

WSJ: Mideast on Cusp of Nuclear Arms Race

President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are trying to fool the world into thinking that the Iran deal they are bound to soon complete will prevent the Iranians from developing nuclear weapons. But Iran’s neighbors, who are most threatened by the arrangement, know better. And according to the Wall Street Journal, they now see… Continue Reading

Kerry Sucks Up with Condolences for Iran’s Now Motherless Leader

A sad thing happened to the leader of a brutal dictatorship that has vowed to destroy Israel – ostensibly our ally – and that is responsible for the deaths of many American servicemen and women and is also trying to undermine the United States throughout the Middle East. His mother died. Aww. Secretary of State Kerry snapped straight into appeasement mode,… Continue Reading

How Can We Trust Obama on Iran When He Was So Wrong About Syria?

Just a few years ago, President Obama said the time for talking was done, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go. The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. His calls for dialogue and reform have rung hollow while he is imprisoning, torturing, and… Continue Reading

Corker Shuts Down Kerry Filibuster

The Republican open letter to the Ayotallahs has allowed the White House to change the subject away from possible new sanctions and the irresponsible deal President Obama is about to strike. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker today mercifully cut short Kerry’s staged contribution to the “outrage.” Continue Reading