Not a single bomb went off following President Obama’s landmark nuclear deal with Iran and that’s really bad for your defense portfolio’s bottom line. Consequently, swarms of the most reptilian neocons pouted and stomped their feet from every room of Obama Derangement Centers. Of course, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is very upset at the deal, which means that Republicans are upset too; they love making war to make democracy safer for the Likud Party.
In fact, the way Republicans act all giddy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, you would think he were freaking Justin Bieber or something. But the most bonerific love for Netanyahu naturally comes from the man named after an erection: John Boehner.
Baracknophobia is apparently strong to compromise normal patron-client state relations.
Not willing to give any thought to the deal that the international community and many in the US are behind, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner recently said he would do “everything possible” to stop a new nuclear deal with Iran from moving forward:
Members of Congress will ask much tougher questions this afternoon when we meet with the president’s team, and because a bad deal threatens the security of the American people, we’re going to do everything possible to stop it. [Source]
Obviously the burden of proof is on the Obama Administration to provide Congress with every aspect of the deal, good and bad, but healthy skepticism is not what Netanyahu’s man toy is expressing. Rather, the man who essentially circumvented the constitution when he secretly invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak before Congress, well, is simply looking to kill the deal outright.
Nevertheless, House and Senate debates and votes to approve or reject the nuclear agreement are expected in September, after Congress returns from its month of glad-handing with its corporate sponsors.