Huh?… Obama Urges US Lawmakers to Go Soft on Iran

Is this really happening?
President Obama is urging US lawmakers to go soft on the Iranian regime.

Iranians torch Obama effigy (ISNA)

The Jerusalem Post reported

The Obama administration is urging US lawmakers to soften proposed sanctions targeting Iran’s central bank, Senator Mark Kirk said on Tuesday.

Kirk, a Republican, is the co-author along with Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of a proposal to penalize foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran’s central bank, the main conduit for its oil revenues.

The Senate approved the proposal last week 100-0 despite lobbying against it by Obama administration officials, who argued that threatening US allies might not be the best way to get cooperation in action against Iran.

A similar measure is pending in the House of Representatives; both chambers must agree on the same version before it can become law.

Kirk said on Tuesday that the administration had written to some lawmakers’ offices and “proposed what they describe as technical fixes” to the Kirk-Menendez amendment.

But Kirk complained: “They are not technical fixes at all. They are meant to undermine the amendment.” He and Menendez have written to fellow lawmakers as well, urging them to “stick with” the Senate-passed proposal, Kirk said at an event on Iran’s nuclear program, sponsored by the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank.

Maybe Obama still thinks he can talk with Mahmoud and the mullahs?
That’s nuts.

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  • Sickofobama

    And the Republicans want us to go soft on the poor light-skinned negro who was elected POTUS in 2008 because they feel sorry for him.

    Is anything surprising anymore really?

  • Valerie


    The term “numb nuts” does come to mind.

  • GotFreedom

    Maybe that’s because behind the scenes, he’s already implementing moves against Iran only no one in the “lame stream media” is reporting on it–have to go overseas to get any info on what’s really going on:

    “Has the West’s war with Iran already begun? Mystery explosions at nuke sites, ‘assassinated’ scientists and downed drones fuel fears covert conflict is under way”

    “Iran moves long-range missiles to prevent them being targeted in an attack
    Follows mysterious blasts at military base and uranium depot in last month”

    “Expert says ‘assassinations, cyber war and sabotage already under way’
    Advanced CIA drone crash lands in mountains”

    “Think-tank warns efforts to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapons could fail”

    “UAE vice president insists Iran is not a threat to Israel or the West”

    “U.S. insists Iran is becoming ‘pariah’ state for flouting international rules”

  • donh

    Valerie Jarred just doesn’t want to lose access to her bank account in Tehran those Putin spies stuff with monthly cash deposits.

  • Jimmy

    So, Obama is an Islamist front man.

  • SOB


    That’s so freaking unbelievable!!!

    100% absolute complete bi-partisan agreement on a Senate vote!

    Oh, and Obama is a F*ing tool who could care less about America, her people and any of her allies unless they line his (and his friends) pockets with greenbacks. The fact he doesn’t want tough sanctions against Iran is the unsurprising part of this article really, as I would honestly expect no less from this scum….

  • succotash

    Something very suspicious about this Iranian thing.

  • MrGoodWench

    Do we still need any more proof that there is an anti-American jihadi in the WH ?

  • Objective Analysis

    He is his MUSLIM BROTHERS’ KEEPER. Shalom.

  • Gride

    Of course he does. Obama wants the same thing Iran does. They have the same goals.

  • MrGoodWench

    donh commented:
    Valerie Jarred just doesn’t want to lose access to her bank account in Tehran
    as do Immelt , Khalidi and CAIR

  • Skandia Recluse

    Well, we could wait until Iran has nukes and then all western governments could then break off diplomatic relations with that country, and shun them the way we shun North Korea. That would work, don’t you think?

  • Valerie

    #3 December 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    GotFreedom commented:

    Nope. Israel, maybe, and maybe an inside job. We aren’t needed.

  • Patty

    Is this because the shot down one of our drones because of human error. And now they and China have our technology.

    Do we fear them and cut and run, like chickens. WTH!

  • shibumi

    Obama has no real policy, except perhaps to promote Sharia law and Islamic governments. In Iran, when they had their “revolution” Obama ignored them and tacitly supported the mullahs. However, he was against the secularists in Egypt.

    I’m guessing we can say Obama is pro Islamic government.

    Isn’t that swell. Thanks 52%

  • shibumi

    GotFreedom #3

    I heard a report on this the other day. Supposedly, this is NOT being done by Israel or the West, but instead, by the insurgent forces. The only reason there was the huge explosion in the nuke plant is that it was an assassination that took place in a location that kind of imploded.

    Once again, not Mossad. Not the U.S. Internal forces in Iran.

    Or so I hear.

  • Practical Jane

    Barack Hussein Obama, Bringer of the Capiphate.

  • Patty

    America has never been so reckless since Obama has become President.

    I believe most of the terrorists who have been captured on our soil has been shear luck.

    There are enormous things that would have impeached or at least started proceedings against another president. Why not Obama, what is Congress waiting for.

  • Patty

    What are the leaders doing? Seriously, where are they, wrapping presents, buying new cars. This is grounds for impeachment. What is being done. What is happening to our nation.

  • gus

    Valerie. BINGO. All of the IDIOTS, think that OBAMA is going to WAG THE DOG. Not a FVCKING CHANCE. NETANYAHU has balls. Obama LICKS balls.