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Schumer: Iran Inspections Regime Has “Lots Of Holes In It”

Schumer: Iran Inspections Regime Has “Lots Of Holes In It”

Sen. Schumer under fire for opposing Iran nuclear deal

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/27/schumer-iran-nuclear-deal-vote/

Monday, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer reiterated his opposition to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal.

“First let me say this, this was one of the most difficult decisions that I had to make. I studied long and hard, read the agreement a whole bunch of times, had many, many, many meetings and interviews people on both sides including three classified briefings where can ask questions that are not in the confines of the document but very relevant to making a decision.”

“I have found when it’s such a difficult decision as this has been, you gotta study it carefully, come up with a conclusion, not let pressure, party, or politics influence your decision, and then do the right thing. Well that’s what I’ve done.”

Arguing against the deal, Schumer continued, “in terms of Iran during the first ten years and nuclear weapons, I found the inspections regime not anywhere anytime, but with lots of holes in it. Particularly troublesome, you have to wait twenty-four days before you can inspect. That will allow some of the radioactivity to be seen, but not non-radioactive activity that goes into building a bomb.”

This weekend, Sen. Schumer was inundated with progressive wrath. Called a, “greedy, disloyal Jew,” for standing against the Iran deal, those who support the deal continue to put the squeeze on Schumer.

According to The Hill, a petition criticizing Senator Schumer for opposing the Iran deal has received more than 160,000 signatures since Saturday.

Over 160,000 people have signed a petition from a progressive organization denouncing Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement.

“New York Senator Chuck Schumer just publicly declared that he will vote to kill the historic Iran nuclear peace deal and urge other Democrats in the Senate to do the same,” the petition, issued by CREDO Action, begins.

“There’s no excuse for any Democrat to oppose the deal — least of all Senator Schumer, who is in line to take over leadership of the Senate Democrats once Senator Harry Reid retires.
“Chuck Schumer was wrong on Iraq when he voted for war and he is wrong on Iran,” the petition continues. “Schumer’s decision to join Republicans in attempting to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal once again shows that he is unfit to lead Senate Democrats.

“Tell Sen. Chuck Schumer: Don’t lead Senate Democrats to war with Iran,” it adds.

The Democratic party has also turned on Sen. Schumer:

On the occasion a senior member of the Democratic party ventures outside the prescribed talking points, and particularly when they do so for seemingly non-political reasons, they need and have earned our encouragement and support.

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Comments

Henry Hawkins | August 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Schumer: Iran Inspections Regime Has “Lots Of Holes In It”

Pressed for details, Schumer added, “Water is wet.”

“On the occasion a senior member of the Democratic party ventures outside prescribed talking points for seemingly non-political reasons, they need our encouragement and support.”

Agreed.

Here’s his statement: it’s worth reading.

http://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/my-position-on-the-iran-deal

I am amused to see that some people think he is a “warmonger” for wanting to re-enter negotiations, as the Iranians have already done with this treaty.

The quoted petition just screams petulance. You can just about feel the hatred toward Republicans.

“Sen. Schumer cannot be trusted to lead the Democrats! He’s taking a principled stand in siding with Republicans against His Highness Obama, and that cannot be allowed!”

The schadenfreude is delicious.

All that is missing from Democrat anti-Schumer propaganda is the hat, the hooked nose, the fangs with blood dripping,

As I’ve said, I don’t like Schumer. I think he’s a self-serving camera hog. The one thing I’ve always respected him for was his vigilance wrt Israel. It seems Schumer is serious and not just CHA. If Schumer is serious and willing to bring enough Democrat votes to crush Obama’s bad deal, then he must be supported.

    Avraham in reply to Juba Doobai!. | August 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    While I have not agreed with many (nay most) of Schumer’s decisions, he is deserving of respect for standing up for at least one principle in the face of political discomfort. That’s one more principle than most politicians (Democrat, Republican, or Other). I’m not saying its Profiles in Courage worthy, but it wasn’t easy, I’m sure, and he deserves recognition and support for this.

If Sen. Ron Wyden stands up beside Sen. Chuck Schumer on this I’ll believe they did it for the good of our country and the world. If not, my opinion will be more cynical.

Not buying his faux outrage. Where was he when Kerry was selling the farm to the mullahs? Where was he when Obama was mocking those who were against the deal? Sorry, this is all a day late and a dollar short. He is doing this to save face with his base and would not be doing this if Obama did not have the votes to approve it.

    I have a hard time blaming him, in his position, for waiting to read the actual deal.

    He has, and he recoiled in horror. And he’s going to be drummed out of future leadership for it.

      Vascaino in reply to JBourque. | August 11, 2015 at 9:51 am

      It seems that a lot of people have forgotten Pelosi’s “has to passed before it can be read” garbage with reference to Obamacare.
      One “pig in a poke” the people were sold on healthcare apparently wasn’t enough as they’re willing to buy another one, this time on their security.

Of course it’s political, there is no seemingly about it. Schumer is class 3, establishment class 3 at that, so that puts him up for re-election this go-round. He couldn’t care less about his “base”, what they think, or their stupid little petition unless that “base” has deep pockets anymore than the establishment Rs care about their base. Anyone who pays attention to politics, even a little bit, especially in today’s climate, can’t be so naive as to think this isn’t non-political or that there wouldn’t be some sort of blow back from what he’s doing. There aren’t many left of the old guards who could withstand the heat. No, good old Chuck is taking one for the team precisely BECAUSE he is establishment and more than likely BECAUSE he’s wooing the money men with this stunt. After all, all eyes are temporarily on him while he feigns faux righteousness on behalf of Israel while the real machinations are going on behind the curtain. To consider, even briefly, that a politician would stand on principle is akin to denying a rattle snake has venom. Both would be deadly mistakes.

I studied long and hard, read the agreement a whole bunch of times, had many, many, many meetings and interviews people on both sides including three classified briefings where can ask questions that are not in the confines of the document but very relevant to making a decision.

Yeah, but if he didn’t check with Jack Black and Morgan Freeman, the liberals are going to be livid.

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