Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is so pleased with himself after he brokered a unanimous compromise with his chairman, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on pending legislation giving Congress review authority over any Iran nuclear deal. The revisions only became necessary when congressional Democrats, siding with Netanyahu, abandoned President Obama to the extent that the Republicans had a veto-proof majority to kill the negotiations and give Obama a stinging defeat. That brought even pro-Netanyahu Democrats like Cardin to have second thoughts.April 18, 2015


In contrast to the struggle over Iranian negotiations, President Obama broke through and reversed what many analysts considered the dumbest U.S. foreign policy, one that actually propped up the Castro regime. His opening to Cuba has received near universal applause abroad and clear majority support at home. Change for the better is set for both the U.S. and Cuba Ė and for inter-American relations.April 18, 2015

A Gamble on the Iran Deal

April 18, 2015

President Obama, by accepting the forthcoming legislation by Congress (if it doesnít including a poison pill) permitting its intrusion into any nuclear deal with Iran is taking a big gamble, a big risk. It is a gamble he had to take. A veto-proof majority supported the original congressional bill that was loaded with poison pills.  ...more

Confirmed: The Hawks Were Wrong on Iran

April 03, 2015

Peace won. War lost. Itís as simple as that. Make no mistake, the framework agreement that was announced yesterday is nothing short of historic. A cycle of escalation has been broken Ė for the first time, Iranís nuclear program will roll back, as will the sanctions Iran has been subjected too....more

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