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Top 5 Times the Dems Sabotaged Republican Foreign Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00am 3/13/2015 at 7:00am
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Rep. Jared Polis started calling Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton “Tehran Tom” after word got out that the Senator had led a coalition of 47 Republicans in the drafting of a letter to Iran. The “#47Traitors” hashtag took...

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Rick Perry: Obama “weak and feckless” on foreign policy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:02pm 3/12/2015 at 3:02pm
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The recent move from the Texas Governor’s Mansion hasn’t quelled Governor Perry’s passion for all things American.

Since creating RickPAC last year, Governor Perry has travelled the country spreading his message. Securing the border and as a byproduct, national security, are part of Perry’s message.

Yesterday, RickPAC released a video calmly hammering...

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Those “47 traitors” weren’t so traitorous after all

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/11/2015 at 2:30pm
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In October, the New York Times reported President Obama intended to fly solo on Iranian negotiations. “But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it,” they reported.

Fast forward to Monday, when freshman...

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VIDEO: U.S., France collaborating on stronger Iran deal

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 10:00am 3/8/2015 at 10:00am
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Didn’t take long to drop some “we’re still working on this” language, did it?

The Obama Administration may have played their high-profile troubles over the pending Iran nuclear deal as a grudge match between the U.S. and Israel, but the Israelis aren’t the only ones with questions about the President’s “all or...

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A question for Obama: what about the Rushdie fatwa?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:00am 3/5/2015 at 10:00am
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In a previous post at Legal Insurrection, I suggested that the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen and the Salman Rushdie fatwa issued in 1989 by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini of Ir...

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Chris Matthews thinks Netanyahu “took over” US foreign policy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:30am 3/4/2015 at 8:30am
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In case you missed it, yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech before Congress eviscerating Obama’s policy toward Iran and triggering a complete meltdown amongst Democrats and liberal talking heads.

I included the rail-jumping from MSNBC institution Chris Matthews in a previous post, but something he said during his...

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Obama Launches Preemptive Interview on Bibi Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00am 3/3/2015 at 7:00am
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In an interview with Reuters published yesterday, President Obama launched a pre-emptive strike against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before a session of Congress. I won’t attempt to fisk the whole thing, but a few things stuck out as patently false.

Now keep in mind the prime minister, when we signed...

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Administration Attacks on Bibi Spur Bipartisan Support for Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:55pm 3/1/2015 at 4:55pm
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The administration continues in its attempt to marginalize Prime Minister Netanyahu ahead of his speech on Iran. And the efforts appear to be backfiring.

Jeffrey Goldberg tells some important truths in today’s column, Danger Ahead for Obama on Iran:

I’m fairly sure Netanyahu will deliver a powerful speech, in part because he is eloquent in...

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Obama’s Netanyahu Paranoia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:41am 2/28/2015 at 11:41am
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Obama knows he’s vulnerable on Iran, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending visit to the U.S. and Congressional address isn’t doing him any favors when it comes to gaining a vote of confidence from lawmakers and other world leaders.

The White House expects Netanyahu to hit back against its efforts...

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The New York Times Cheers On A Nuclear Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:40pm 2/27/2015 at 12:40pm
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Yesterday’s New York Times editorial on the emerging nuclear deal between the West and Iran is completely delusional. I will try to tackle the editorial’s arguments in the order of ridiculousness, from most to least:

Critics of any deal — including those in Congress, such as Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican of Illinois,...

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The pending Iran deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:30am 2/26/2015 at 8:30am
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From the headline of this AP article, “Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape,” the casual reader would be hard-pressed to tell whether the deal was good, bad, or indifferent for the US. The article goes on to offer the usual quotes alternating between those who laud the potential agreement and those who criticize it, and closes on a note of optimism about the talks and sympathy for Iran:

Daryl Kimball of the Washington-based Arms Control Association said that with the IAEA’s additional monitoring, the deal taking shape leaves “more than enough time to detect and disrupt any effort to pursue nuclear weapons in the future.”

In exchange, Iran wants relief from sanctions crippling its economy and the U.S. is talking about phasing in such measures.

Contrast that with this piece by David Horovitz in The Times of Israel. He observes that, although the Obama administration has been engaged in denying Israeli rumors of what might be in the agreement and accusing Israel of “misrepresenting the specifics for narrow political ends,” the pending agreement that the AP article describes not only contains many of the things Israel had been complaining about, but is even worse than was previously thought. According to Israel’s “most respected Middle East affairs analyst,” Ehud Ya’ari, the deal would be likely to have some catastrophic consequences:

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A Test Iran Is Sure to Pass

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:00pm 2/25/2015 at 3:00pm
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At a Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry took aim at critics of the Obama administration’s posture towards Iran:

World powers grouped under the so-called P5+1 “had made inroads” since reaching an interim deal with Iran in November 2013 on reining in its suspect nuclear program, Kerry said.

“We’ve...

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Obama’s Concessions to Iran Alienating Allies

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:00am 2/17/2015 at 8:00am
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Last week, Prof. Jacobson noted that The Washington Post published an editorial criticizing President Obama’s handling of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Prof. Jacobson’s mentioned the editorial in the context of arguing that the likely deal is against “the best interests of the American people.”

But there’s something else remarkable about the editorial....

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Argentinian President Charged in Iranian Bomb Plot Cover-Up

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00am 2/14/2015 at 11:00am
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Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been formally charged with trying to cover up the involvement of the Iranians in a bombing of a Jewish center. This comes after shocking reports that prosecutor Alberto Nisman had (before his suspicious death) drafted a warrant for the arrest...

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Netanyahu Statement: I’m still going to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 3:27pm 2/10/2015 at 3:27pm
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As threats of congressional boycotts by Democrats swirl, and as his political enemies in Israel and the U.S. seek to use the controversy against him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just issued a statement that he still plans to speak before Congress next month:

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Which should Israel fear most – Obama’s temper or Iran’s nukes?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:32pm 2/8/2015 at 1:32pm
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The now-open conflict between the Obama administration and Bibi Netanyahu has little to do with Obama’s hurt feelings or a breach of protocol, though it is portrayed that way by the White House, many Democrats, and increasingly, weak-kneed supporters of Israel who worry that getting Barack Obama angry would be the...

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Yemen update: Sanaa formally “occupied” by Houthi rebels

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11:53am 2/8/2015 at 11:53am
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Over the past several months, we’ve watched the situation in Yemen devolve to the point of chaos. In September, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took informal control of the capital city of Sanaa; then, in mid-January, Yemen’s active al-Qaeda cell took credit for the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and threatened...

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