Chuck Schumer Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal, Shaking Democratic Firewall

Good move by Schumer..
Kerry had the best intentions but he’s just not good enough at negotiations.. the result was not good enough..

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/us/politics/schumer-says-he-will-oppose-iran-nuclear-deal.html

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obama’s deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

“Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed,” Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a lengthy statement. “This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval.”

(..) Mr. Schumer said that the inspection regime in the first 10 years of the agreement would be too weak, and that provisions to reimpose sanctions if Iran cheated were too onerous. He said his most serious concerns were with the freedom that Iran would have after 10 years to quickly build a nuclear weapon.

“To me, after 10 years, if Iran is the same nation as it is today, we will be worse off with this agreement than without it,” he said.

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2 thoughts on “Chuck Schumer Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal, Shaking Democratic Firewall

  1. Chuck was covering his butt back in Brooklyn, where he needs to, since THAT is where he’ll run for re-election…..
    All the ‘enraged’ liberals don’t vote for him for re-election….
    I’m sure the White House understands Schumers predicament….
    Schumer probabaly KNOWS the deal WILL hold…Giving him cover in th end…..

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