Category Archives: Iran

Lindsey Graham’s Screwy Plan for Iraq is Why He Should Never Be Taken Seriously

Amid the atrocities taking place in Iraq at the hands of jihadis operating as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), three opinions about the region have been vindicated: 1) Given the instability of the Middle East, perhaps Iraq … Continue reading
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The GOP Doesn’t Care About Veterans

Congressional Republicans have been haranguing about veterans benefits for weeks, but when they had an opportunity to do something about it last night they blocked it. Why? Because the veterans benefits bill did not include new Iran sanctions. After numerous … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Ethics, Iran, Senate | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Rubio Blocks State Department Nominee for Doing His Job, Negotiating for Peace

The Obama administration and the American people have no interest in getting involved in another middle eastern war, but members of Congress are adamant that war remain on the table. While Congress ponders new sanctions on Iran that would jeopardize … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Ethics, Iran | Tagged | 5 Comments

Republican Plan For The Poor

Artist — Pat Bagley In other news, President Obama has vowed to veto any legislation that calls for new sanctions on Iran while peace-through-diplomacy gets its first chance in my lifetime to see what it can do. Beginning January 20th, … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Iran, Open Thread, President Obama | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Nelson Mandela

Artist — Jimmy Margulies Meanwhile, in an effort to continue to make peace with Iran and ward off America’s genocidal maniacs, President Obama is sending Secretary of State John Kerry and his lead Iran negotiator, Under Secretary Wendy Sherman to Capitol … Continue reading
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Posted in Cartoons, Congress, Iran, Open Thread, Republican Party | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Nuclear War Advocate Rep. Duncan Hunter says Middle Easterners are All Liars

Hot off of his advocacy for nuclear war, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) says that countries in the middle east can’t be trusted to negotiate in good faith because it’s in their culture to lie. Who else could be described that … Continue reading
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Posted in Iran, Lying Liars | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Rep. Duncan Hunter Advocates Genocide

Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) doesn’t think war with Iran is a good idea, he’s just sayin’ that, if we do go to war, we should go all-in. HUNTER: “I think a ground war in Iran with American boots on the … Continue reading
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Posted in Iran | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

The Iran Deal Is Not Munich, Dammit

Another yayhoo went full Godwin yesterday: Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on Monday compared the interim Iranian nuclear deal to Britain’s appeasement of Nazi Germany, according to the Hill. “Prime Minister Chamberlain would have been proud after the West gave the … Continue reading
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Posted in History, Iran | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Noted Fear-Mongers Accuse Others of Fear-Mongering

It’s not everyday that you see foreign policy hawks accuse others of “fear-mongering,” which is their forte, but today is the day. Senator Robert Menendez (D) not only opposes the Obama administration’s deal with Iran, he also believes the administration … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Foreign Policy, Iran, Senate | Tagged , | 3 Comments

The Great Satan

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, Colorado state Senator Evie Hudak (D) resigned today, allowing the state Democratic party to appoint her replacement rather than face a recall election. “Most Coloradans believe that the convenience of high-capacity ammunition magazines … Continue reading
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Posted in Guns, Iran, Open Thread | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Americans Support Iran Nuke Deal 2-to-1

According to a new Reuters poll, Americans are at odds with pundits and congressmen who think the deal with Iran is the worst thing since the plague. (Reuters) – Americans back a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran by a … Continue reading
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The Old Men Who Send Young Men to War Club

Artist – David Horsey In other news, the Obama administration is reportedly drafting new rules that will clarify who does and does not qualify for non-profit status. Meanwhile, George Zimmerman had five guns and 100 rounds of ammunition with him … Continue reading
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The Iran Deal is the Obama Team’s Third Major Foreign Policy Victory

The saying goes, “Once is an event, twice is a coincidence and three times is a pattern.” So it goes with the Obama administration’s major foreign policy trophies. The historic accord with Iran, freezing the so-called “axis of evil” nation’s … Continue reading
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Posted in Iran, Nuclear Weapons, The Daily Banter | 1 Comment

President Obama Ushering In World Peace, Corporate Media Shrugs

This is a big deal: Geneva — Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough agreement early on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a first step towards resolving a dangerous decade-old standoff. The … Continue reading
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Posted in Democratic Party, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Iran, John Kerry, President Obama, Security, Worse than Bush | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Here’s To New Beginnings

In what has been a winning streak for believers in international diplomacy going on around here lately, what between both Syria and Russia being forced to come to terms with this president’s resolve, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was contacted by … Continue reading
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Posted in Foreign Policy, History, International Relations, Iran, President Obama | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

It’s Kind of a Big Deal

Whether or not we would find ourselves engaged in a shooting war with Iran has been an open question since at least 2007 if not earlier thanks to Bush-era hard-lining and saber-rattling, but things may be taking a distinctive turn … Continue reading
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Posted in Foreign Policy, Iran, President Obama | Tagged | 6 Comments

President Obama To Remind America That Chemical Warfare Is Bad

Because someone has to remind America that chemical warfare is a bad thing by any standard of morality and historical norms, and doing nothing is unacceptable, President Obama will be giving interviews tomorrow with several news networks followed up by … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Foreign Policy, Iran, Iraq, Mark Halperin, Middle East, President Obama, Rand Paul, Syria, The Media | Tagged , , , | 28 Comments

Injecting Race

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, Senator Lindsey Graham is ready to bomb, bomb, bomb Iran. “If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent … Continue reading
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Posted in Iran, Open Thread, Racism | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Sen. John McCain Allegedly Palling Around With Syrian Terrorists

The Daily Star Of Lebanon is alleging that during Senator John McCain’s recent visit with Syrian rebels in the country he was greeted by sectarian kidnappers of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims who have yet to be released, and even posed for photographs … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Foreign Policy, Gun Fetishists, Guns, Iran, John McCain, Middle East, Military, Republican Party, Security, Super Stupid, Syria, Terrorism, WTF | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Idiot Quote of the Day

Prepare yourself for a torrent of jackassery. via ThinkProgress INHOFE: But I think the mere fact that they would say — Iran would say that the Holocaust didn’t exist. Keep in mind, I know the response to this. They say, … Continue reading
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