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Remembering September 11, 2001 and 2012

September 15, 2015

Right after they returned to Capitol Hill, Congress began addressing the Iranian Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Because the U.S. Senate is not treating the JCPOA as a treaty, President Obama only needed to attain one third in order to sustain his veto of the resolution of disapproval, says Allen B. West, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

President Obama had stated that:

  • The JCPOA should be voted upon and not just simply debated in the media.
  • That upon this agreement being signed by the P5+1 the objective was not to allow our Congress to read, debate, and vote.
  • Instead the Obama Administration went first to the UN Security Council for approval, which was unanimously achieved.
  • Now the goal is to garner enough partisan party votes to defeat the resolution of disapproval itself.

The American people deserve to know: how exactly does the JCPOA benefit America? Moreover, Iran has already started negotiations for weapons deals, despite the supposed ban on conventional weapons sales and purchase for another five years.

As history evidences, the weakness will only serve to embolden the "Dogs of War." In 2001 thousands of Americans lost their lives because we failed to confront the enemy, Al Qaeda. On 9-11-2012, our nation abandoned four Americans to die and the Obama Administration, responded blaming it all on a video. Today, our lack of action has allowed ISIS to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

And now, we are being told to support an agreement with the largest sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world. We must not fail to recognize the dangers and threat posed to liberty, freedom, and peace.

Source: Allen West, "Remembering September 11, 2001 and 2012," Townhall, September 9, 2015.


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