John Kerry is at it again. Kerry was speaking to Council on Foreign Relations in New York when he said this:
I fear that what could happen is, if Congress were to overturn it [Kerry’s just concluded deal with Iran], our friends in Israel could actually end up being more isolated and more blamed….
Of course, Kerry knows, and so does his boss, President Barack Obama, that such isolation is entirely this administration’s decision. All the US would need to do is openly stand with Israel on the matter. Kerry is projecting his and Obama’s own behavior.
Kerry also said this to the CFR:
And we would lose Europe and China and Russia with respect to whatever military action we might have to take.
We’ve already lost the PRC and Russia; it’s hard for me to believe Kerry is unaware of that. Europe, in this context, is France and Germany. France publicly wanted a stronger, more measurable, more stringent deal that actually would have required Iran to agree to 24/7 (that’s 24 hour, 7 days per week, not 24 days’ notice with 7 appeals steps in the sequence) inspections and to verifiably completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Germany might have demurred, but that’s all. And if German intransigence killed the deal, that would have been better than what we got.
The Republicans are right on this travesty. The Democrats need to figure out whether they’re on the side of us and of Israel or on the side of Obama.