Posts by David Gerstman  (Page 5)
 

Iran Nuclear Deal reflects Obama’s Diplomatic Malpractice

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:00am 12/2/2015 at 10:00am

Armin Rosen of Business Insider had a bombshell report on Monday about the Obama administration’s diplomatic malpractice with Iran in the context of the nuclear deal announced earlier this summer.

Citing a recently obtained State Department document, Rosen reported that the administration has no intention of ensuring that Iran provide the International...

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IAEA Chief: Iran Still Stonewalling About Its Past Nuclear Work

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Posted by    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:34am 11/30/2015 at 11:34am

Last week saw a very important piece of news about the nuclear deal with Iran. And it was covered by neither The New York Times nor The Washington Post.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano said that Iran, instead of coming clean about its past nuclear work, has continued to stonewall. Amano, too...

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Pompeo, Cotton Poke More Holes in Iran Nuke Deal

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Posted by    Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 11/27/2015 at 12:00pm

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R – Kan.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R – Ark.) have a lot in common. Both are army veterans and both are graduates of Harvard Law School. And both have been doing a great job of exposing aspects of the nuclear deal with Iran that the administration would...

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Democrats seek to undo political damage of the Iran Deal

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Posted by    Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:00am 11/12/2015 at 10:00am

In a look at the history of the tensions between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The New York Times several days ago started with an interesting anecdote.

For President Obama, it was a day of celebration. He had just signed the most important domestic measure of...

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Is Peace Really Up To Israel?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:00am 11/4/2015 at 10:00am

Former President Bill Clinton’s said last week in Israel in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, that peace is up to Israel.

As the Associated Press reported:

“He refused to give up his dream of peace in the face of violence,” Clinton, who formed a close bond with Rabin...

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Samantha Power sides with the oppressor

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Posted by    Monday, September 7, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/7/2015 at 7:30pm

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power recently wrote a piece for Politico arguing the Congress not reject the nuclear deal with Iran.

In short she argued that rejecting the deal would leave the United States, not Iran isolated and the ability of the United States would be greatly...

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Ben Cardin Opposes Iran Nuke Deal – Too Late to Matter

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Posted by    Friday, September 4, 2015 at 4:30pm 9/4/2015 at 4:30pm

Sen. Ben Cardin (D – Md.) today announced his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran (AKA Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) in an op-ed published in The Washing...

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Iranian Pres Doesn’t Want Nuclear Deal Binding On Iran

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 4:00pm 8/30/2015 at 4:00pm

In a press conference yesterday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that he didn’t want the Iranian legislature to approve the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) the Associated Press reported Saturday.

Rouhani told a news conference that the deal was a political understanding reached with the...

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Why Did Obama Adopt Iran’s Nuclear Narratives?

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:30pm 8/28/2015 at 2:30pm

One of the frustrating aspects of the nuclear deal with Iran is the degree to which the Obama administration, especially the President has adopted the premises of the Iranian regime.

It isn’t just off-putting to hear  Obama using the language of a regime that hates the United States, but it raises the...

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Brave: Two Freshmen Dems Will Oppose Iran Deal

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:30am 8/25/2015 at 8:30am

Both Rep. Donald Norcross (D – N.J.) and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D – Pa.) have announced that they will stand on principle and oppose the nuclear deal with Iran (a/k/a, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA.) I know almost nothing about either of these legislators, but I have tremendous...

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Democrats, do you feel lucky (about the Iran deal)?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 8/23/2015 at 6:00pm

A number of stories have been reported since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear deal with Iran is known, that raise serious questions about its effectiveness to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and even about whether or not it will stop...

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How Kerry Demonstrated His Contempt For Congress

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:00am 8/19/2015 at 7:00am

By now, Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R – Ariz.) announcement that he will oppose the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been overshadowed by Sen. Robert Menendez’ (D – N.J.) Tuesday announcement of his opposition.

Still, I’d like to revisit Flake’s announcement because he was viewed by the administration, in the words of ...

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Iran Deal – U.S. capitulation on enrichment even before negotiations

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:30pm 8/12/2015 at 5:30pm

Following the nuclear negotiations with Iran, I am constantly amazed at the revelations that get reported (though often not widely enough) that document the administration’s systematic capitulation to every single Iranian demand.

Though it’s probably not the most shocking news I’ve heard, the news broken by MEMRI, that already in 2011 President...

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How does Obama Plan to Sell the Iran Nuclear Deal?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 6:40pm 8/9/2015 at 6:40pm

The approach of the President Barack Obama and his administration to the nuclear deal with Iran has been one of knocking down straw men and vilifying opponents of the deal as beholden to lobbyists, following mindless partisanship, and working...

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Iran declares U.S. in material breach of nuke deal, but why?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8:00pm 8/2/2015 at 8:00pm

Late last week there was a significant event in the course of the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Iran lodged a complaint with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) complaining that the United States was already in “material breach” of the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive  Plan of Action (JCPOA) based on a statement by...

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Will Hillary and Schumer save Dems from themselves on Iran nuke deal?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:30am 7/29/2015 at 8:30am

In an essay for August issue of The Tower Magazine, former longtime editor of The New Republic, Martin Peretz calls on Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer to save the Democratic Party by leading the fight against the nuclear deal with Iran otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

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I’ve Read the Nuclear Deal, Mr. President, and It’s Awful

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 9:30am 7/19/2015 at 9:30am

In his combative press conference last week to defend the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama issued the following challenge:

So to go back to Congress, I challenge those who are objecting to this agreement, number one, to read the agreement before they comment on it; number two, to explain...

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