Obama fighting to ‘protect’ Iran deal from Congress?

Obama fighting to ‘protect’ Iran deal from Congress?

An article at LU yesterday noted in passing that Barack Obama is number 2 on the list of the world’s most admired people. Anyone seeking evidence can find it in a headline at the Turkish news portal World Bulletin.

The “news desk” there has a piece on the bipartisan measure currently in the Senate to restore stiff sanctions against Iran, which is an outward repudiation of the Obama administration’s efforts to give “peace a chance.” The headline — “Obama fighting to protect Iran deal from US congress” — is especially fascinating for the perspective it betrays. First, there is the notion that a “deal” actually exists. Second, the use of the verb protect almost seems intended to convey that the legislature is seeking to do harm to a move that is working.

The article does note that there may be the 67 votes needed be make the bill veto-proof.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments