Senate leadership pretends to be defending the constitutional authority of the Legislative Branch in demanding an up or down vote on any deal President Obama makes on Iran. But of course this is just a cover for their real intent to blow up any deal that would lift sanctions, show Iran to be a rational actor, and move regime change off the table. The problem is this is not a US-Iran bilateral agreement. It is an international deal that, if Congress has its way, would result in sanctions being lifted on Iran by all its major trading partners except the US. In his Liberty Report, Ron Paul discusses the new compromise legislation that passed in the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee this week and what we might expect in the coming clash between Obama and the neocons:
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