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Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:17 PM

The Presidentís Statement on Iran~Vid

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Reply The Presidentís Statement on Iran~Vid (Original post)
Cha Nov 2013 OP
BumRushDaShow Nov 2013 #1
Cha Nov 2013 #3
freshwest Nov 2013 #24
Cha Nov 2013 #28
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #2
Cha Nov 2013 #4
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #7
Cha Nov 2013 #11
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #18
Cha Nov 2013 #23
freshwest Nov 2013 #26
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #35
Cha Nov 2013 #5
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #6
Cha Nov 2013 #13
countryjake Nov 2013 #16
Cha Nov 2013 #20
countryjake Nov 2013 #21
Cha Nov 2013 #22
countryjake Nov 2013 #25
freshwest Nov 2013 #27
countryjake Nov 2013 #29
freshwest Nov 2013 #37
countryjake Nov 2013 #39
freshwest Nov 2013 #41
Cha Nov 2013 #43
countryjake Nov 2013 #44
Cha Nov 2013 #31
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #17
Cha Nov 2013 #32
JaneyVee Nov 2013 #8
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #9
freshwest Nov 2013 #30
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #33
freshwest Nov 2013 #36
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #38
freshwest Nov 2013 #40
countryjake Nov 2013 #10
Cha Nov 2013 #14
Whisp Nov 2013 #12
Major Hogwash Nov 2013 #15
freshwest Nov 2013 #34
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #42
malaise Nov 2013 #19
Hekate Nov 2013 #45
Vattel Nov 2013 #46

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:20 PM

1. K&R

All sorts of heads are exploding tonight.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:23 PM

3. It's a good first step.. amazing how 'eads are

exploding because PBO's Giving Peace a Chance, BRTS!


TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
Follow Giving peace a chance...... 4:27 PM - 23 Nov 2013
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http://theobamadiary.com/2013/11/23/1015-est-president-obama-makes-a-statement-on-iran/

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:49 AM

24. SWEET! Thanks for the find, Cha. K & R right here!!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:54 AM

28. You're most welcome, freshwest.. thank you

for being here!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:22 PM

2. excellent! He looks tired. I would be too if I was running the USA

 

and dealing with the shitty Republican opposition and lies 24/7.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:28 PM

4. Yeah, it's late there and he was

probably up very early helping to make this first step happen!


@petesouza: Pres Obama on conference call w U.S. negotiators in Geneva earlier today

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/11/23/1015-est-president-obama-makes-a-statement-on-iran/

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:52 PM

7. I love that painting up on the wall behind him. reminds me

 

of the Monet one with all of the French flags in celebration.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:19 AM

11. Wow! that's a Nice painting of

Monet's thank you, PW!

I went back to check the White House painting again and it said the "Vid is private".. so we had to watch it fast or it's Over!

Will try to find another one.

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:29 AM

18. thank you, Cha! I love French Impressionism and was able to see that one when in Paris

 

at Musee d'Orsay.

The one in the oval office is called "The Avenue in the Rain". Here are some comments about the painting:


http://lisaconfetti.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/patriotic-masterpiece-hanging-in-the-oval-office/

The Avenue in the Rain (Flag Day), 1917, is one of a series of over 25 patriotically inspired flag paintings by Childe Hassam (1858-1935), a leading American impressionist artist. Prominent and prolific, Hassam helped popularize the impressionist style among American collectors, and the paintings in his flag series are his most significant late works.

The series was inspired by the May 13, 1916 Preparedness Day, an enormous parade along New Yorkís Fifth Avenue that was the first large scale public demonstration of support for US involvement in the European conflict that was to become World War I. Staged along the most splendid parade route in the country, the Preparedness Day Parade numbered more than 137,000 marching laborers, businessmen, mothers, doctors and teachers. The event lasted almost thirteen hours.


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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:43 AM

23. Mahalo, Pretzel! Just

beautiful!

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:53 AM

26. Beautiful picture, but prelude to a sad war.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 01:14 AM

35. indeed. one can hope U.S. involvement is partly what helped draw it to a close

 

since the Europeans were draining each others' blood for three years prior to U.S. invovlement.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:38 PM

5. Kick!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:51 PM

6. Against all odds~

The President and SOS Kerry made this happen!

I listened to this a short time ago on TOD, thank you for posting it here.

Transcript:

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 23, 2013
Statement By The President On First Step Agreement On Iran's Nuclear Program

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, the United States -- together with our close allies and partners -- took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iranís nuclear program.

Since I took office, Iíve made clear my determination to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. As Iíve said many times, my strong preference is to resolve this issue peacefully, and weíve extended the hand of diplomacy. Yet for many years, Iran has been unwilling to meet its obligations to the international community. So my administration worked with Congress, the United Nations Security Council and countries around the world to impose unprecedented sanctions on the Iranian government.

These sanctions have had a substantial impact on the Iranian economy, and with the election of a new Iranian President earlier this year, an opening for diplomacy emerged. I spoke personally with President Rouhani of Iran earlier this fall. Secretary Kerry has met multiple times with Iranís Foreign Minister. And we have pursued intensive diplomacy -- bilaterally with the Iranians, and together with our P5-plus-1 partners -- the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China, as well as the European Union.

Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure -- a future in which we can verify that Iranís nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon.

While todayís announcement is just a first step, it achieves a great deal. For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back. Iran has committed to halting certain levels of enrichment and neutralizing part of its stockpiles. Iran cannot use its next-generation centrifuges, which are used for enriching uranium. Iran cannot install or start up new centrifuges, and its production of centrifuges will be limited. Iran will halt work at its plutonium reactor. And new inspections will provide extensive access to Iranís nuclear facilities and allow the international community to verify whether Iran is keeping its commitments.

These are substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon. Simply put, they cut off Iranís most likely paths to a bomb. Meanwhile, this first step will create time and space over the next six months for more negotiations to fully address our comprehensive concerns about the Iranian program. And because of this agreement, Iran cannot use negotiations as cover to advance its program.

On our side, the United States and our friends and allies have agreed to provide Iran with modest relief, while continuing to apply our toughest sanctions. We will refrain from imposing new sanctions, and we will allow the Iranian government access to a portion of the revenue that they have been denied through sanctions. But the broader architecture of sanctions will remain in place and we will continue to enforce them vigorously. And if Iran does not fully meet its commitments during this six-month phase, we will turn off the relief and ratchet up the pressure.

Over the next six months, we will work to negotiate a comprehensive solution. We approach these negotiations with a basic understanding: Iran, like any nation, should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy. But because of its record of violating its obligations, Iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon.

In these negotiations, nothing will be agreed to unless everything is agreed to. The burden is on Iran to prove to the world that its nuclear program will be exclusively for peaceful purposes.

If Iran seizes this opportunity, the Iranian people will benefit from rejoining the international community, and we can begin to chip away at the mistrust between our two nations. This would provide Iran with a dignified path to forge a new beginning with the wider world based on mutual respect. If, on the other hand, Iran refuses, it will face growing pressure and isolation.

Over the last few years, Congress has been a key partner in imposing sanctions on the Iranian government, and that bipartisan effort made possible the progress that was achieved today. Going forward, we will continue to work closely with Congress. However, now is not the time to move forward on new sanctions -Ė because doing so would derail this promising first step, alienate us from our allies and risk unraveling the coalition that enabled our sanctions to be enforced in the first place.

That international unity is on display today. The world is united in support of our determination to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Iran must know that security and prosperity will never come through the pursuit of nuclear weapons -- it must be reached through fully verifiable agreements that make Iranís pursuit of nuclear weapons impossible.

As we go forward, the resolve of the United States will remain firm, as will our commitments to our friends and allies Ė- particularly Israel and our Gulf partners, who have good reason to be skeptical about Iranís intentions.

Ultimately, only diplomacy can bring about a durable solution to the challenge posed by Iranís nuclear program. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I will do what is necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But I have a profound responsibility to try to resolve our differences peacefully, rather than rush towards conflict. Today, we have a real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement, and I believe we must test it.

The first step that weíve taken today marks the most significant and tangible progress that weíve made with Iran since I took office. And now we must use the months ahead to pursue a lasting and comprehensive settlement that would resolve an issue that has threatened our security -- and the security of our allies -- for decades. It wonít be easy, and huge challenges remain ahead. But through strong and principled diplomacy, the United States of America will do our part on behalf of a world of greater peace, security, and cooperation among nations.

Thank you very much.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/23/statement-president-first-step-agreement-irans-nuclear-program

Thanks Cha

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:22 AM

13. Thanks for the transcript, sheshe.. I just went

to check on the Vid again and it says it's private.. same on TOD now. so we had to watch fast or not at all. At least with this one.

I just thought it was worth watching in all it's historical glory. Will try to find another source.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:33 AM

20. Thank you, countryjake.. will add that to the

OP!

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:34 AM

21. Here it is on You Tube!

From the White House:

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Response to countryjake (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:39 AM

22. You saved the night! I was just about

to Edit with your link to cspan and a Vid I found on cnn when I saw your post!

In the OP now.. thank you, countryjake!

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:52 AM

25. Well, I've been looking all over for Kerry's...

Geneva press conference. I never even got to hear all that SoS had to say about his historical (peace prize, anyone?) deal. Found lots of pics of the whole group involved with making the accord, but no video of his statement in Geneva.

We were watching it on CNN and they stopped covering it promptly at the top of the hour (8 pm, Pacific Time), then we switched over to MS-NBC and they were playing the same press conference, but then the asshats cut Sec. Kerry off in mid-sentence and returned to normal programming. Jeez, it's like this is no big deal...idiots.

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:54 AM

27. The video worked for me, though! Just my lucky day.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:58 AM

29. Maybe it's a one-time view...it worked for me, too.

Then, when I tried to watch it a second time, it wouldn't play and said "private".

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Response to countryjake (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 01:39 AM

37. Still working for me... But then I always go to youtube, less problems that way. DU glitch?

Go straight to the youtube link at the top of the screen or the youtube icon near the bottom right and it might work. But you saw it already on CSPAN, huh?

So glad Obama got this done. It was a festering wound. I think the way that Obama and Kerry resolved the Syria matter, which Iran and Russia were both involved in, waa prelude to this now.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 02:09 AM

39. No, I meant the original vid that Cha had up there...

before she edited and replaced it with the one on YouTube (from the White House channel).

I was able to watch that first one, right after she posted it, but then when I came back to this thread to watch it again, it wouldn't play and said "private video". That's why I went looking for another one, so she could save the thread.

Yes, both Syria and Iran, now, with so very many suffering in both countries, could hardly be ignored by anyone with a conscience. But there is still much more to be done, regardless of the right-wing claims of caving or abandonment or turning our backs on our allies. With Sec. Kerry's stance on nukes, I had high hopes that he could accomplish some good with his trips overseas. Tomorrow's morning news shows should be very interesting...

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Response to countryjake (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 02:25 AM

41. Ah, I see, I came in late to this thread. But be the morning propaganda will go with their lies:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024083928#post34

My post that links to the thread with their first efforts to make Obama look bad, as usual. So very obvious, but they rule the airways.
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Response to countryjake (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 02:47 AM

43. As I "went looking", too.. but, all

I could find at the moment was cnn that would let me post. And, who wants to see wolf blitzer before we watch it?

Again, thank you so much, cj

Tomorrow's "news" from an educated guess.. should have a bunch of republicons on the Sunday gas bag shows whining about PBO while the pundits egg them on.

Maybe some good OPs from some of the newspapers though.. like NYT?

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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 03:48 AM

44. I already heard Lindsey Graham calling in to blitzer on CNN...

claiming that we probably haven't gained a thing, and Rubio going on about caving in to rogue states...all within the hour of the breaking news, on top of wolfie repeating that ridiculous Cornyn tweet. But I still want to hear what Sec. Kerry has to say about the whole deal, so hopefully the Sunday morning shows might have him on satellite or at least play back some of what he said earlier tonight.

You're very welcome...I was already out looking for Kerry's Geneva press conference and had seen Obama's statement at several sites I'd hit, so I only needed to click back on a few pages to find his video.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:59 AM

31. That's 'cause I had already

edited it with countryjake's find! I was about to edit it with his link to cspan and a cnn Vid when he came up with the youtube from White House.gov and saved the night, afaic. Whew!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4084223

PS.. the original link was from TOD and had expired I guess because it all of a sudden said "Private Video".

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:28 AM

17. It was great Cha...

Such good news when you least expect it.

Our PBO keeps chipping away at the road blocks. One step at a time against all odds. Against severe obstruction at every corner. Yet damn, he keeps moving forward.

That's what he promised us when he campaigned. FORWARD. And we are~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 01:04 AM

32. That's why we

like him so much, she! We got the cut of his jib down and know he's working on these serious problems whether we can see it or not.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:52 PM

8. WHERE'S THE MISSION ACCOMPLISHED BANNER?!!!

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:55 PM

9. and presidential cod piece?

 

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:59 AM

30. Okay, since you asked. Here's 'the beloved pair':

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Response to freshwest (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 01:06 AM

33. Oh No Oh No Oh No!

I don't miss him yet! I never will.

Ouch that just hurts my eyes! And my sensibilities.

what a fool...Jr dressing up and thinking he is a man. Not ever!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 01:32 AM

36. Yup, he's rough! He's tough! He's a cream puff! Lewis Black's message to the GOP:



Bush Defeated The Tree - Lewis Black


Uploaded on Aug 13, 2007


Lewis Black telling the thrilling, suspense filled story about how our President, who does such a cracker jack job with leading a country, defeated an evil, powerful ceader tree.


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, MY ASS!

Lewis Black helped me maintain my sanity during the Bush reign of terror.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 01:58 AM

38. How any of us made it through those

eight years. I will never know.

I do understand how Lewis Black helped you maintain some sense of sanity. What a dark shadow we were under.

Much thanks for the sanity of Lewis Black, freshwest.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 02:16 AM

40. Finally, we have a president who knows where he is in the time space continuum!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:58 PM

10. Read the White House Fact Sheet on new Iran accord...

Below is a fact sheet released by the White House late Saturday describing the key elements of the agreement with Iran on its nuclear program:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 23, 2013

Fact Sheet: First Step Understandings Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's Nuclear Program

The P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, facilitated by the European Union) has been engaged in serious and substantive negotiations with Iran with the goal of reaching a verifiable diplomatic resolution that would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

President Obama has been clear that achieving a peaceful resolution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is in America's national security interest. Today, the P5+1 and Iran reached a set of initial understandings that halts the progress of Iran's nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. These are the first meaningful limits that Iran has accepted on its nuclear program in close to a decade. The initial, six month step includes significant limits on Iran's nuclear program and begins to address our most urgent concerns including Iran's enrichment capabilities; its existing stockpiles of enriched uranium; the number and capabilities of its centrifuges; and its ability to produce weapons-grade plutonium using the Arak reactor. The concessions Iran has committed to make as part of this first step will also provide us with increased transparency and intrusive monitoring of its nuclear program. In the past, the concern has been expressed that Iran will use negotiations to buy time to advance their program. Taken together, these first step measures will help prevent Iran from using the cover of negotiations to continue advancing its nuclear program as we seek to negotiate a long-term, comprehensive solution that addresses all of the international community's concerns.

In return, as part of this initial step, the P5+1 will provide limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible relief to Iran. This relief is structured so that the overwhelming majority of the sanctions regime, including the key oil, banking, and financial sanctions architecture, remains in place. The P5+1 will continue to enforce these sanctions vigorously. If Iran fails to meet its commitments, we will revoke the limited relief and impose additional sanctions on Iran...

continue reading complete fact sheet at this link:
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/23/21591576-read-the-white-house-fact-sheet-on-iran-nuclear-deal?lite

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Response to countryjake (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:23 AM

14. Thanks countryjake!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:21 AM

12. Thank you, Cha. I missed some of it.

 



awesome

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:23 AM

15. Biggest foreign policy coup in a generation!! This is a big fucking deal!!

You watch, the Rethuglicans can't wait to tear this deal apart . . yet, it benefits the entire world.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 01:07 AM

34. The GOP, who have been batting at the Iranians for years, are saying 'wag the dog' already:

POS @JohnCornyn on Iran deal - "Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024084007

Yes, the same guys who wanted to have their PNAC and sang 'Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran' now think Iran is no big deal.

How typical. If they're not in charge, they'll destroy the lives of millions here to show that America or peace never mattered to them anyway.

They're so disgusting, they'd make a maggot gag!


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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 02:34 AM

42. i agree

 

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 12:30 AM

19. Wonderful

Thanks

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 06:04 AM

45. KnR for great hopes

Thank you, Mr. President and Secretary Kerry.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 06:47 AM

46. This deal is awesome! Congrats to Obama and team!

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