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In a move never before done in the United States, 47 Senators (including 3 who may run for the presidency in 2016), signed an open letter to Iran threatening their leadership on any nuclear deal being brokered by the United States along with 5 other countries including Russia.

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The letter, which can be seen here, reminds Iran how the United States Constitution works (the same constitution many dont follow towards their own civilians anyway). The letter also reminds Iran that President Obama will be out of office in January of 2017 anyway, and they (the senate), can serve an infinite number of 6 year terms.

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The letter signed by these 47 senators states this agreement (if one is reached), is “nothing more than an executive agreement between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei.” Apparently these senators dismissed the fact (or simply didnt care), that the US is working with the 5 other countries.

Russia, France, China, Germany and Great Britain are all working on this deal with Iran, which the United States has no diplomatic relations with clearly undermining their own president. The letter instigated by Tom Cotton. He is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from Arkansas, only 37 years old. He served in the US military operations against Iraq and Afghanistan, being promoted to Captain.

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The Young Turks did a great video about this…

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The Washington Post did an article entitled “Tom Cotton picked apart by Army general over ‘mutinous’ Iran letter.” In the article, it quotes Major General Paul D Eaton as describing Cotton as (not “traitorous”), but “I would use the word mutinous,” said Eaton, whose long career includes training Iraqi forces from 2003 to 2004. He is now a senior adviser to VoteVets.org. “I do not believe these senators were trying to sell out America. I do believe they defied the chain of command in what could be construed as an illegal act.” Eaton certainly had stern words for Cotton.

The full article is here: 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/13/tom-cotton-picked-apart-by-army-general-over-mutinous-iran-letter/

Many in Washington are now saying the letter was a “bad idea” as those who signed are being ripped apart in the mainstream media in the United States, and in Washington itself. It would be of NO SURPRISE that senator McCain signed the letter also. McCain, being so familiar with the label of “Traitor” cares nothing of his reputation as his days are numbered anyway, but Cotton being 37, may have destroyed his future political career. Lets hope so.

The letter came on the heels of Benjamin Netanyahus visit to Washington where much of Washington boycotted his visit and we absent from his speech including the president and the vice president. Bibi, although getting the applause from the peanut gallery as he does, spoke of nothing more than WHY ANY deal with Iran was a bad idea. The same rhetoric he has said since 1995.

Benjamin Netanyahu claims he doesnt want Iran and the US to have any deal, yet his country sits atop over 200 nuclear warheads, and refuses to sign a “Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.” He spoke to Washington against the wishes of the president as the timing (before the Israeli elections and during Iran nuclear talks), was all wrong.

netanyahuYou would think that Bibi was the president of the United States instead of the Prime Minister of Israel, or that the United States congress were members of the Prime Ministers “Likud Party” and NOT members of the United States congress!

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Will the senators letter affect the talks?

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Here is a list of the 47 senators (all republican) who signed this rant:

  1. Richard Shelby (Ala.)
  2. Jeff Sessions (Ala.)
  3. Dan Sullivan (Alaska)
  4. John McCain (Ariz.)
  5. John Boozman (Ark.)
  6. Tom Cotton (Ark.)
  7. Cory Gardner (Colo.)
  8. Marco Rubio (Fla.)
  9. Johnny Isakson (Ga.)
  10. David Perdue (Ga.)
  11. Mike Crapo (Idaho)
  12. Jim Risch (Idaho)
  13. Mark Kirk (Ill.)
  14. Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
  15. Joni Ernst (Iowa)
  16. Pat Roberts (Kansas)
  17. Jerry Moran (Kansas)
  18. Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  19. Rand Paul (Ky.)
  20. David Vitter (La.)
  21. Bill Cassidy (La.)
  22. Roger Wicker (Miss.)
  23. Roy Blunt (Mo)
  24. Steve Daines (Mont.)
  25. Deb Fischer (Neb.)
  26. Ben Sasse (Neb.)
  27. Dean Heller (Nev.)
  28. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
  29. Richard Burr (N.C.)
  30. Thom Tillis (N.C.)
  31. John Hoeven (N.D.)
  32. Rob Portman (Ohio)
  33. Jim Inhofe (Okla.)
  34. James Lankford (Okla.)
  35. Pat Toomey (Pa.)
  36. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
  37. Tim Scott (S.C.)
  38. John Thune (S.D.)
  39. Mike Rounds (S.D.)
  40. John Cornyn (Texas)
  41. Ted Cruz (Texas)
  42. Orin Hatch (Utah)
  43. Mike Lee (Utah)
  44. Shelley Moore Capito (W.V.)
  45. Ron Johnson (Wis.)
  46. Mike Enzi (Wyo.)
  47. John Barrasso (Wyo.)

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Secretary of State John Kerry responded to the letter in congress

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The man responsible for the letter, Tom Cotton

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President Obama says ’embarrassed’ for GOP signatories of Iran letter

Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators signed an open letter to Iran, warning that whatever agreement reached with the United States would be a “mere executive agreement” that could be revoked “with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

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Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Americans have signed a petition to the White House demanding “treason” charges against the signatories of the letter.

The petition has collected over 270,000 people since Monday, by far exceeding the 100,000 signatures required for the White House to respond.

According to the petition, the 47 senators “committed a treasonous offense when they decided to violate the Logan Act, a 1799 law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments.”

Tehran has dismissed the letter as a publicity stunt that has no legal value.

The full article is here:  PressTV
www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03/13/401681/Obama-embarrassed-for-Iran-letter

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