First things first, Howard Dean and Rep. Jerrold Nadler both don’t like Obama’s Iran deal. Dean and Nadler. Neither are conservatives.
The defense brewing among those leftists that support Obama’s deal is a curious one. Essentially they are admitting to imperfections in the deal, claiming it’s better than nothing, and then asking “what did the alternative deal look like?”.Basically, the deal brought home by the Secretary of Personality isn’t great…but did anyone offer up an alternative?
It ought not be surprising to see such ignorance and hypocrisy on display.
John Kerry’s job is to negotiate such deals as the nation’s senior diplomat. Not John Boehner, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Mitch McConnell, et al. John Kerry puts the deal together, Congress ratifies it. That’s how it works. The suggestion that somewhere a Republican and an Iranian representative should have come up with a Plan B is a strawman.
Assume though that a Plan B was concocted on the side. Wouldn’t this have driven the left into the same frothing at the mouth rage as when John Boehner allegedly violated diplomatic prerogatives by inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress?
There was of course no alternate deal brokered with Iran. Really, there didn’t have to be a deal at all despite the left’s pretending that the world would end without one.
The Secretary of Personality could have mustered up the same courage he found to throw his medals away in protest and denounce America after his 90 day stint in Vietnam. Courage mustered, he could have given the Islamic Republic a list of conditions and then walked away if they declined to accept them.
That’s not Kerry though. In previous meetings with Javad Zarif, media reports indicate that Zarif has routinely shouted Kerry down into submission. In fact, it became so routine Iranian regime leadership asked Zarif not to yell at Kerry so much. Never in US history has a hostile foreign regime ordered an official to stop shouting, and to be nicer, to a sitting Secretary of State. That’s John Kerry. That’s why the deal is far from perfect.
The left’s strawman won’t stick around too long. Not as the real details of the agreement hit the fan, and even more leftists back away from it. At that point Obama will take a break from making YouTube clips and claim that he learned the details just like everyone else did. He might even try and resurrect the strawman and suggest someone should have given him a Plan B. That will be the cue to blame John Kerry – conveniently just as his predecessors’ Presidential campaign kicks off.