Everyone has heard of the story of the little boy who was the only person to tell the vain, delusional, self-absorbed emperor that he had no clothes and was naked.
Well, 47 brave U.S. Senate Republicans have just told Iran that President Obama is constitutionally naked with respect to his Iran nuke deal end-run around the U.S. Senate. And there's only one reason the Senate Republicans took such a bold step: Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the joint session of Congress.
For, as it stands, the only obstacle that could stop Obama's arm-Iran-with-nukes deal is the Senate Republican letter. Hence, Netanyahu may have saved the world from a catastrophe.
A little background is in order. On Nov. 4, 2014, I published an Arutz Sheva news story which outed a senior Obama administration foreign policy staffer, Ben Rhodes, as saying the Obama administration was trying to legally engineer an end-run around the U.S. Senate ratification of any Iran Nuke deal. Here's what I wrote:
"Also, after generally explaining that President Obama may receive political flak from his own Democratic Party over an Iranian nuclear deal, Rhodes is heard stating that, 'and we [the Obama administration] are already, kinda, picking through [analyzing] how do we structure a deal so that we don't necessarily require legislative action anyway. And there are ways to do that.' So, Obama was recorded as engineering a violation of the U.S. Constitution by not submitting the Iran Nuke deal to the Senate."
As the Iranian-government-backed Press TV reported
my remarks on Nov. 20, 2014 after the 2014 elections which saw the Republicans win the Senate: "Mark Langfan told Press TV on Saturday that there is no way for US President Barack Obama to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program without a green light from Congress.
"Langfan was commenting on a letter to Obama, signed by a group of 43 Republican senators, which expressed alarm by the prospect of a nuclear accord with Tehran.
"In the letter, dated Nov. 19, the senators, led by Mark Kirk and Marco Rubio, told Obama that they were worried by 'reports that your administration plans to circumvent Congress and unilaterally provide significant sanctions relief under a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran,' according to Arutz Sheva.
"'What a lot of people don't understand is that President Obama can decide not to enforce the law, but the law is still on the books,' Langfan said. 'When Obama leaves in two years all those laws are still on the books if the new president comes in he can retroactively,' enforce them.
"The Republicans, who will control both houses of Congress in January, have vowed to fight against any changes made by the White House by bypassing Congress. 'Any kind of deal with Iran would certainly be some type of treaty and under the United States constitution a treaty has to be ratified by the US Senate,' said the New York-based military strategist."
Therefore, if the Senate letter has slowed or stopped the Obama-Iran hug a nuke deal, Netanyahu and his speech will have been the one and only act which prompted the senators to action and send the letter.
The Senate letter also exposes Herzog's "after the speech and the hugs, Netanyahu will be alone" comment. The senate letter proves Herzog is a rank idiot for attacking Netanyahu's speech before even the applause died down. But most importantly, the Senate letter shows that, at minimum, the Senate Republicans will stand with Israel against a catastrophic Iranian nuke deal against president that has violated every tenet of mutual consensus and comity between the president and the Congress when it comes to foreign policy.
The most tautological Orwellian Obama argument used by "the let's make an Iranian deal" crowd is: Almost zero enrichment is not possible because now Iran has so many centrifuges and so much uranium, that it's unreasonable to ask Iran to stop enriching. This translates into, The Obama administration has appeased Iran so much for 6 1/2 years, that, at this point, we can't stop appeasing Iran because they'll get upset and use all the nuclear technology and enriched stock that they developed under the appeasing Obama.
Alcoholics and druggies also say the same thing. They can't stop drinking or getting high because they must get high. With alcoholics and druggies, you send them to Alcoholics Anonymous, or send them to rehab. With Obama, maybe appeasers anonymous.
For, with the Netanyahu-inspired U.S. Senate's "explain the Constitution to Iran" letter, hopefully Obama will seek immediate appeaser-intervention. But, much more likely is that Valerie Jarett will threaten to out Obama's fraudulent Hyde Park real-estate deal with Syrian/Iranian-sleeper agent/dual national Tony Rezko. So, don't bank on Obama starting an anti-appeasement program anytime soon.
Mark Langfan is an Arutz Sheva contributor who specializes in security issues. He is chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel, is a senior fellow of the London Center, and is the Arutz Sheva correspondent to the United Nations. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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