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.
Huh?

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

    *sigh*

    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”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070602/Iran-war-Mystery-explosions-nuke-sites-fuel-fears-covert-conflict-way.html#ixzz1fnsarh1C

  • 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

    Wow!!!

    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.

  • Neo

    Obama is loved in Iran about as much as Guy Fawkes on Nov 5th

  • Patty
  • Patty

    During Barack Obama’s tenure as the president of the Harvard Law Review in the late 1980s, at least two male student editors complained to colleagues and senior university officials about inappropriate behavior by Obama, ultimately leaving their positions at the journal, multiple sources confirm to THE KANSAS CITIAN.

    The men complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Obama that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the university that gave them financial payouts to leave the journal. The agreements also included language that bars the men from talking about their departures.

    In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Obama and his administration repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the journal. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which men leveled complaints.

    THE KANSAS CITIAN has confirmed the identities of the two male journal editors who complained about Obama but, for privacy concerns, is not publishing their names.

    http://conservativetalk.org/2011/11/07/obama-accused-of-sexual-harassment-at-harvard-law-review/
    read more @ link

  • Patty

    ot

    Justice Dept. Caught In Lie About ‘Fast And Furious’

    According to Fox News, Dodson then sold the guns to known illegal buyers who took them to a stash house. Voth disapproved Dodson’s request for 24-hour surveillance and ordered the surveillance team to return to the office.

    Dodson stayed behind, against orders, and a week later, when a vehicle showed up to transfer the weapons to their ultimate destination, called for an interdiction team to move in, seize the weapons and arrest the traffickers. Voth refused, and the guns disappeared without surveillance.

    “Allowing loads of weapons that we knew to be destined for criminals — this was the plan,” Dodson testified before Issa’s House Government Oversight Committee. “It was so mandated.”

    http://news.investors.com/Article/593738/201112051804/justice-department-retracts-false-letter.htm

  • Patty

    See all the many reasons for impeachment.

  • Patty

    ot-

    White House and Think Progress merger complete

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/12/white-house-and-think-progress-merger-complete/

    The Center for American Progress (CAP), the George Soros funded Democratic messaging machine, runs the aggressive Think Progress website.

    Think Progress is obsessed with attacking the Tea Party movement as racist, the Koch Brothers as evil manipulators, and Clarence Thomas as corrupt. Think Progress blogger Matthew Yglesias helped ignite the false story that Sarah Palin’s electoral map was connected to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.

    Think Progress is the public face of CAP, dominating news cycles with its relentless attacks on anyone who opposes Obama.

    CAP, which was run for years by former Clinton adviser John Podesta, now is run by a former Obama campaign staffer, Neera Tanden.

    Now the White House is bringing a senior CAP strategist Jennifer Palmieri into the White House to help prepare for the 2012 campaign. As reported by Glenn Thrush at Politico:

    read more @ link

  • StrangernFiction

    I’m sure he means well.

  • Patty

    ot

    See video on site

    A Seattle woman who is receiving welfare assistance from Washington state also happens to live in a waterfront house on Lake Washington worth more than a million dollars.

    Federal agents raided the home this weekend but have not released the woman or her husband’s name because they have not officially been charged with a crime.

    However, federal documents obtained by KING 5 News show the couple currently receives more than $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, plus state and government disability checks and food stamps. They have been receiving the benefits since 2003.

    The 2,500 square-foot home, which includes gardens and a boat dock, is valued at $1.2 million. And even though the couple has been receiving the benefits for nearly 10 years, records show that they accurately listed the address of their current home when applying for the state and federal benefits.

    A federal official told KING 5 that the couple likely took advantage of a loophole, which allows low-income individuals to receive financial assistance to help them pay their rent and move away from housing projects. However, the law does not require officials to verify what type of home the benefits recipient is living in.

    As if the million dollar home weren’t enough, the supposedly low-income couple also gave money to various charities and traveled around the world to locales in Turkey, Tel Aviv and resort towns in Mexico, according to court records.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/seattle-welfare-recipient-lives-million-dollar-home-161252749.html

  • WillofLa

    No, as a matter of fact I think we should get even tougher on them, call in our debt to them. And if they complain, just tell them we need the money to pay China what we owe them, and we want to pay up. No, better yet, tell them that we are separating our Congress from the Obama administration and our Congress is backing Israel 100%! And if Israel decides they are boming Iran, we’re going to help them do it!!

  • Economan

    Who’s calling the shots at the WH? Our country has been hijacked by radical Islamists and the rest of the left couldn’t care less.

  • mike in a camry

    sorry, but this legislation may have a huge downside
    the world economy needs Iranian oil.
    yes, kill the mullah-uckers
    but if this legislation passes, no one buys their oil without the US hurting the buyers (European allies) big time
    higher oil prices=economic pain
    bomb them to the glorious mohammed magic carpet age but keep the damn oil flowing

    this may be 100% wrong, but anything that passes with all the morons in the Senate in agreement probably sucks

  • Alana

    Haha, Patty, I clicked the link before reading your post, thinking, this can’t be true, because he doesn’t like girls.

    Then I read it’s guys. OK, then, that makes sense!

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  • MrGoodWench

    I’m sure it is a mere coincidence that the #2 is shooting breeze with the Turkish PM Erdogan ,
    poking fun at Gingrich and kissing some shia rump on behalf of the #1, while discussing the fall of their common enemy –Israel
    http://www.globalrights.info/world/middle-east/2502-joe-biden-turkey-us-discuss-how-to-help-syria-after-assad-falls.html
    after Assad is standing no more

  • MrGoodWench

    StrangernFiction commented:
    I’m sure he means well
    +++
    Iran is a tiny country which poses no danger ….remember ?
    🙁

  • Molon Labe

    #26

    Patty
    Nice catch with the Havard stuff. You might check out Obama’s involvement at Chicago’s Man’s World, a infamous homo bath house in Chicago frequently by Rahm Emmanuel and others of Obama’s circle. Obama is probably “low down” and there have been accusations of this within the black community.

  • Who cares, day late and a dollar short

    Israel has already engaged Iran in a new kind of stealthy, underground, 21st century war… and they’re winning:

    http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2011/12/israel-blazing-trails-with-new-type-of.html

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  • Tahiti Jack

    DONH and others are on to something here. I have wondered for a long time about el Presidente’s seemingly pro-Iranian bent. But when I discovered a week or so ago that the most important woman in his life; Valerie Jarrett, was born in Shiraz, Iran – and spent the first five years of her life there – everything started to fall into place.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Jarrett

  • BurmaShave

    Question: Is Obama Shia or Sunni?

    My guess is Shia.

  • Tahiti Jack

    Burmashave, et al — I believe that all of the Madrasa’s in Indonesia are Sunni ….

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