June 14, 2012

Asia Times: Congress Pushes for War with Iran

With its earlier passing of a bill seeking to ban negotiations between the US and Iran, a bipartisan majority has essentially told Obama that nothing short of war or the threat of war is acceptable. NIAC’s Jamal Abdi stated that the motivation may be to “poison those talks by signaling to Iran that the president is weak, domestically isolated, and unable to deliver at the negotiating table because a hawkish congress will overrule him.”




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