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.