For the six-plus years of his Presidency, President Barack Obama has slammed into one Republican obstructionist wall after another while trying to help the American people live better lives in safety and security, at home and abroad. So it’s no surprise that when the President (along with representatives of the U.K., France, China, Germany and Russia) successfully negotiated a deal with Iran which would prevent it from developing nuclear weapons, the Republican ‘Party of No’ came out in full force against the deal. Why? Simply because President Obama’s name was attached to it.
However, in an appearance on NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ on Sunday, former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell rendered his opinion on the deal, stating that it was a “pretty good deal.” Powell said on Sunday’s Meet the Press:
I think it is a good deal. I studied very carefully the outline of the deal and what’s in that deal. And I’ve also carefully looked at the opposition to the deal. And my judgement after balancing those two sets of information is that it’s a pretty good deal.
Powell, no slouch when it comes to foreign policy matters, gave the proposed deal the due consideration it deserved, weighed the pros and cons, and put partisan politics aside in making his decision.
I say, we have a deal, let’s see how they implement the deal. If they don’t implement it, bail out. None of our options are gone.
Watch Colin Powell’s remarks below, courtesy of NBC News:
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Republicans could put their lockstep hatred of anything President Obama does aside and do what’s best for this country?
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