In a strongly unanimous bi-partisan vote, the Senate voted in favor of newly implemented sanctions against Iran in an effort ot limit its ability to continue moving toward nuclear weapon development, despite the Obama White House having come out AGAINST these newly proposed sanctions. In essence then, Barack Obama was too far to the left of his own political party when it comes to dealing with the Iranian threat. And this is the guy America just re-elected to a second term. Remarkable…
EXCERPT: (via FP)
White House opposed new Iran sanctions
On Thursday, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate passed 94-0. The new legislative language would blacklist Iran’s energy, port, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors, while also placing new restrictions on Iran’s ability to get insurance for all these industries. The legislation would also vastly expand U.S. support for human rights inside Iran and impose new sanctions on Iranians who divert humanitarian assistance from its intended purpose.
…The new sanctions too broadly punish companies that supply materials, such as certain metals, that could be used in Iran’s nuclear, military, or ballistic missile programs, the White House worries. LINK
Looks like Iranian-born and Muslim Brotherhood-supporting Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama lost this round. The FP article also pointed out that the very same sanctions that Obama was bragging about during the presidential debates with Mitt Romney as being “the strongest sanctions against Iran in history, and it is crippling their economy” were actually sanction the Obama administration OPPOSED at the time they were passed. So even when he loses, Barack Obama is allowed to claim victory because of a willingly inept media that did not even bother to point out that fact during the debates.
And now, once again, Barack Obama is worried that sanctions might prove too harsh against the Iranian government and its business supporters – the same country he once described as “tiny” and “not a threat” to the United States.
For the love of God how is this man America’s president?